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Guestbook for Honor Flight Chicago Jun 23, 2010
6.David A. Twombly, Sr.(non-registered)
What a distinct pleasure it was for me to be able to be a guardian on this Honor Flight on June 23, 2010. My Veteran was Bob Kickert USMC, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Guam, Saipan. He saw our American flag raised up on Mount Surabachi. He was actually friends with a few of the flag raisers. Short story. When we were on the bus circling the Iwo Jima Memorial, Pfc. Robert Kickert, USMC was almost in a trance as he looked out the bus window at his friends and fellow Marines raising the American Flag. It sure looked to me as if those Marines were raising that flag just one more time for Bob as we circled. Bob was just staring out at them as we went by and he was waving at his buddies through the window of the bus, which was now a time machine for this "HERO". Bob was a little silent for awhile afterwards. I wonder what he was thinking?
What a wonderful day for all of our "Heroes". I lead the entire plane in singing "God Bless America" and I don't think there was a dry eye on the whole plane. I wish my dad could have been there with us............maybe he was.
5.Martha Bein(non-registered)
A most-overused word is "Awesome" - but oh, my goodness - how well that describes the events on that June 23 Honor Flight for my husband, Bob Bein and all our precious Veterans. Our gratitude is overwhelming for all those great volunteers who did an unbelievable amount of behind-the-scenes planning to make the Veterans feel so special. To all those who play any part in making these Honor Flights so very meaningful for all of us: THANK YOU! You are appreciated.

The grateful family of Robert M. Bein, 8th AAF Veteran.
4.Felix Schacki(non-registered)
Our family can't thank you enough for the kindness and honor you have shown our father, Felix Schacki, a World War II Veteran. What a wonderful memorable flight he had on June 23rd. He proudly wears the Honor Flight shirt constantly as a reminder of his visit to Washington D.C. and the wonderful people who cared for him and made this trip possible. He could not believe the many many people who waited to salute our Vets on his arrival home to Midway. Thank you again to all involved in making such a flight the best memory of his life, our hearts go out to you and we shall never forget you and your kindness!
The Schacki/Sepkowski Family
3.Richard Castine Jr.(non-registered)
Thank you so much for Honoring my Father, Richard A. Castine Sr. on the 6/23/2010 Honor flight. I saw the photographs
from the trip, they were amazing. He told me it was the trip of a lifetime and he will never forget it and the people
who gave their time and energy to make it all happen. Thank you again. Richard Castine Jr.
2.Diana Sabo(non-registered)
Thank you Honor Flight Chicago for a wonderful, heartwarming, and long-deserved tribute to our World War II veterans! Our family wouldn't have missed greeting the vets when they returned to Midway for no amount of thunderstorms! This is a special memory that we all will cherish! We also wish to give a BIG THANK YOU to all of the fantastic volunteers!

The Family of Walter A. Sabo
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