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Making the Never Forgotten Honor Flight a family experience Submitted: 10/19/2018
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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Making the Never Forgotten Honor Flight a family experience
WASHINGTON, D.C. - People can't always catch a flight at the last minute. But one veteran on this week's honor flight really wanted to add a passenger who would make the day a little more meaningful.

Don Fenhaus' friends kept telling him to get on an honor flight.

"So finally I put it in three weeks ago," said Fenhaus.

He found out the final decision four days later.

"He says, 'Are you ready to go the 15th of October?'" said Fenhaus.

Fenhaus, like many others on the 34th Never Forgotten Flight, served during Vietnam. But there was a reason he was able to be added so quickly.

"I got bladder cancer," said Fenhaus. "It's been for two and a half years."

As soon as he found out he would go on the October flight, Fenhaus asked if his grandson Logan Wright could be his guardian.

"Because it was such a hurry up procedure, they were full," said Fenhaus.

But just a week before the flight, there was a cancellation, so Wright got to join.

"He could've asked anyone but he chose me and I was honored," said Wright.

Fenhaus couldn't think of anyone better.

"It's just great, and to be with him you know, because we always do stuff together," said Fenhaus. "He's my grandson."

"I know what he's been through, so for him to be happy and to see everything is a good experience," said Wright.

It was an impactful day that Fenhaus wanted both of them to share.

"It's an experience for him, too," said Fenhaus. "To go with all of us."

"If you can get out here with your grandpa, your uncle, your brother, your cousin, whoever, do it," said Wright. "Just go, life is too short."

To find out how to get on an honor flight, visit neverforgottenhonorflight.com.

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