Honor Flight San Diego 1st All-Vietnam Veteran Flight

The 85 Navy HA(L)-3 Seawolves are in Washington, D.C. to go to the memorials constructed for his or her service and sacrifice.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Honor Flight San Diego has returned residence after an emotional journey to our Nation’s Capitol.

On Sunday, almost 1,000 individuals lined up at San Diego International Airport to welcome the Vietnam veterans again residence.

Honor Flight San Diego departed early Friday morning from San Diego International Airport taking a three-day journey with their first All-Vietnam Veteran Flight. 

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The Honor Flight introduced 85 Navy HA(L)-3 Seawolves to Washington, D.C. to go to the memorials constructed for his or her service and sacrifice. The Seawolves are probably the most embellished Naval unit of the Vietnam War and in Naval Aviation historical past.

The Seawolves are all males who served as Huey pilots, crewmen, door gunners, and maintainers. Over 2,500 males served as Seawolves and sadly, 44 have been killed in motion and over 200 have been wounded in fight.

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Active-duty women and men have been on the airport in uniform to assist and greet the veterans. A neighborhood Navy unit known as HSC-85 Firehawks was additionally there to greet the veterans. The Firehawks are the “ancestors” of the Seawolves and there are 4 active-duty members who will accompany the flight as guardians for his or her Vietnam brothers.

The Honor Flight Mission

The goal of Honor Flight is to usher these heroes to Washington DC. The mission of Honor Flight is to have fun America’s veterans by inviting them to share in a day of honor at our nation’s memorials. The Honor Flight Network is presently serving veterans from the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War eras. 

Participation in an Honor Flight journey offers veterans the chance to share this momentous event with different comrades, to recollect associates and comrades lost. 

The Honor Flight Network was shaped in 2005 by Jeff Miller and Earl Morse. While initially targeted on honoring our nation’s World War II veterans, the Honor Flight Network now additionally honors those that served within the Korean War, Vietnam War, middleman operations, and in particular circumstances of terminal sickness or damage, veterans from more moderen service eras. Since its formation in 2005, the Honor Flight Network has taken greater than 245,000 veterans to Washington D.C.

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