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Local veteran shares Freedom Honor Flight experience


In September News 19 introduced you to a WWI veteran named Henry Weinberger.   Weinberger is from Park Falls, Wisconsin.   When he was only 21-years old he was called to service.   Weinberger served under General George Patton's command, and served on the front lines for 511 days.

He received the Legion of Merit, the silver and bronze stars and a purple heart for his service. By his own admission, he's lucky to be alive.   He survived it all thinking about one thing.

"The one goal I had was to find me a nice wife, and raise a family.  We did that."

Weinberger was among the more than 100-veterans who traveled to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII memorial.  It was free, thanks to the local chapter of the Freedom Honor Flight.  

The vets left the La Crosse airport about 8:00 October 8th and returned to La Crosse at about 11:15 PM the same day.

Henry always wanted to go.   The flight provided the opportunity.

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