"We're excited to continue our mission:" Stars and Stripes Honor Flight sends war veterans to D.C.

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The third of three 'missions' in the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight took off on Saturday, November 1st. The flight will take 87 local WWII veterans and Korean War heroes from southeastern Wisconsin on a one-day free trip to Washington, D.C. to see their memorials.

Veterans on the flight include 100-year-old Allan Clouse of Waukesha, a WWII veteran who saw action in Europe, including the infamous Battle of the Bulge.

Eugene "Lefty" Ferry of Mequon, who flew fifty missions in the ball turret of a B-17 bomber over Italy will also be on board.

Another special guest taking the flight is Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers.

"We're excited to continue our mission, flying so many WWII veterans on our last flight this fall, along with Korean War heroes," said Paula Nelson, President of Starts and Stripes Honor Flight.

The flight will return Saturday night at approximately 8:30 p.m.