Thursday, May 1, 2014

WWII Navy Veteran Took Final Flight

Veteran dies after returning from honor flight
The Billings Gazette via AP
By Cindy Uken
May 1, 2014

For a weary, emotional and grateful Donald Buska, it was mission accomplished.

The 86-year-old U.S. Navy veteran fulfilled his longtime dream of traveling to Washington, D.C., on Sunday and Monday to visit the National World War II Memorial.

The once-in-a-lifetime trip with Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana afforded him opportunities he had only imagined.

And, it was an honor that came just in time.

On Tuesday, Buska, who had been in hospice care since Feb. 12, passed away.

“He had the time of his life,” said Buska’s son, Jeff, who traveled with him to Washington, D.C.

“What a way to go. He went out on a high note,” Jeff said.
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