Video: Melanie and John Bush talk Vietnam, Honor Flight, and feeling like a lobster


Veteran shares his experiences — in Vietnam and on Honor Flight

by Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (September 24, 2021) – For this week’s video, Melanie sat down with Lansing Journal supporter and Vietnam veteran John Bush, who shared his experiences of being at war, of going on Honor Flight, and of appreciating veterans.


The photo Melanie is referring to is below, as is the original story it came from:

(Photo: Maureen Grady-Perovich)


Photos of John in DC

These and other photos of the trip can be viewed at

More information about Honor Flight is available at To read more about Lansing’s involvement, search for “Honor Flight” in the search bar above, or click here.