Heartland Hospice serving Central Wisconsin helped patient, Robert Cole, participate in an Ageless Aviation Foundation Dream Flights event at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport. Dream Flights are held as a way to honor local veterans with a ride in a Boeing Stearman, World War II open cockpit airplane flown by community pilots. Each veteran is assisted into the aircraft by local firefighters then experiences an approximately 15-minute flight over the area.
“It was great to finally be welcomed home,” stated Robert. “When I came back from Vietnam I wasn’t welcomed back,” he added. Robert served in the army during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1970. After his Dream Flight was completed, Robert was greeted by his wife, Jeanne; Heartland Hospice nurse, Kristi LeJeunesse; and pilot, Darryl Fisher.
“That ride was like freedom,” exclaimed Robert.