By Paul Schmitt
U.S. Navy Veteran Gary Bellin of Sturgeon Bay had a unique opportunity to take the Old Glory Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. last Friday with his three brothers. The day was even more special when it included departure and return to the EAA grounds in Oshkosh. Bellin, a corpsman who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, traveled with his brothers Bernie, Bob and Ron who also served in the military during that era. A special greeting party was on hand at the airport when they arrived in D.C., according to Bellin.
Bellin says the highlight of the day was visiting the many memorials with his brothers and being warmly greeted by thousands of cheering people at the EAA after the return flight. The Old Glory Honor Flight is dedicated to transporting local World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans for one-day, memorable tours of Washington, D.C.
[photo submitted: (L-R) Adam Bellin, Bernard Bellin, Bob Bellin, Gary Bellin, Ron Bellin, Brad Bellin]