Good News: Navy Vet Goes Out On A High Note

 

Donald Buska, an 86-year-old Navy veteran who had been in hospice care since Feb. 12, passed away last week after returning from the trip with Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana.  Donald was in his glory as he toured the World War II Memorial and posed for a class photo with a former poker buddy who was also on the trip.  He was able to witness the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery and was escorted along with other veterans through D.C. by police. All the veterans on the trip were greeted with letters of support and encouragement from family and friends as they arrived at Dulles International Airport on Monday. Back home in Billings, the 75 veterans were cheered on at a ceremony that featured hundreds of well-wishers, including local high school pep bands and dignitaries.  Donald died less than eight hours after the homecoming, following a night of reading letters and sharing stories about the once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Read more about this incredible story here.