WASHINGTON, DC - Veterans who fly on northcentral Wisconsin's Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington, DC get no shortage of cheers, handshakes, and hugs. But those signs of appreciation from family, friends, and complete strangers likely mean more to one group of veterans. Vietnam veterans fought in a controversial, unpopular war. They got no welcome home.
"I can still feel the rotten eggs hitting me as I walked across the tarmac to the terminal," recalled Vietnam War veteran Larry White of Wausau.
"[I] was called baby killer. That hurts, and it hurts to this day," White added.