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Ellsworth area WWII vet gets hero's treatment on honor flight

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HAGER CITY--Sixty-five years after being discharged from the Army, Donald R. Johnson of Hager City was part of a tribute to his and fellow World War II veterans' military service last month.


Johnson was among those chosen for Honor Flight, a June 19 event which took them to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial and be recognized. They flew round trip from La Crosse, he said; on the plane with him were 108 other area vets plus 70 chaperones.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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