Honor Flight Veterans Share Breakfast at HyVee

NORFOLK - Hundreds of Northeast Nebraska veterans and their spouses were treated to breakfast at Norfolk’s two HyVee stores this morning in honor of Veterans Day. HyVee West manager Tim Bruzek says HyVee has been offering the breakfast to vets company-wide for several years. Among the veterans sharing breakfast at HyVee West were Korean War veterans who recently took an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., a whirlwind one-day trip to see many of the nation’s monuments and memorials. Orville Heller of Norfolk served six months in Korea near the end of the war, and says he had been to the nation’s capitol before but had not seen the Korean memorial. This trip, Heller says he saw all of the memorials. Another Korean War vet, Vern Mihulka says it was an honor to be included on the flight. Darwin Johnson, a resident of the Norfolk Veterans Home, says it was a rough day, in and out of busses a lot, but worth it. Donald Molacek of Howells says he is pleased to hear there have been some large donations so more veterans can take Honor Flights. Molacek says he was part of a search light outfit in Korea. Johnson was a tank driver and he says his tank battalion was attacked and the track was blown off his tank.