Hazen Kuskie Takes Part In Honor Flight

On Saturday, May 14, 91-year-old Hazen Kuskie, a local resident, headed to Palm Beach International Airport to board an American Airlines Honor Flight arranged under the auspices of the Southeast Florida Honor Flight. Kuskie, a World War II paratrooper, fought in France and remembers well “stepping out” of aircraft, sometimes as low as 500 feet to avoid snipers. He was part of a parade in New York City in 1945 and returned for a second parade 50 years later in 1995. Don Cook, a local Marine veteran, sponsored Kuskie for his flight and also took care of him all day, including at all of the day’s events, taking Kuskie by wheelchair.