Vietnam War veterans receive homecoming at EAA AirVenture

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - Vietnam veterans got the chance to visit some of the memorials dedicated to them in our nation's capital as part of this year's Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight at EAA AirVenture.

This is the fifth time AirVenture dedicated to recognizing Vietnam War veterans with an Honor Flight, bringing veterans to Washington, DC, to tour war memorials at no cost them.

Action 2 News caught up with some of them at a ceremony welcoming them home after the big trip.

"It was absolutely fantastic. The people were so welcoming, and so it just was great. I mean, it's been a long time since I cried so much," Bob Vincent of Neenah said.

"How wonderful and how good people are. And thank you to all the people. I love Wisconsin and I can see why," Vincent continued.

The first Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight was held in 2013 and was only intended to be a one-time event, but the success of that first flight led AirVenture to host it each year.

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