Veteran presents flag to News 19's Amy DuPont - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Veteran presents flag to News 19's Amy DuPont


LA CRESCENT, Minnesota (WXOW) We had quite a visit at the television station Thursday morning. A man named Brad Schwagel stopped by with Marine Staff Sergeant Peter Castro. The two made the trip to say thank you to News 19's Amy DuPont.

You may recall that Amy and photographer Nick Bjerke traveled to Hawaii with Pearl Harbor survivors and later put together a series on the trip. But one of those survivors, Mark Schaitel, passed away before the group arrived in Hawaii.

Before leaving Hawaii, Amy received a flag to present to mister Schaitel's family. Brad Schwagel, who's a Navy veteran, watched all of this from home. He was so touched by the way Amy handled the flag and then gave it to the family, that he wanted to say thank you.

Brad called Congressman Kind's office and made a request to have a flag flown over the Capitol in Amy's honor. Thursday he and Staff Sergeant Castro presented that flag to Amy who was quite taken by the gesture. It was something Brad worked on for two months just to say thank you.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at