Pro Bowl fullback John Kuhn returned to Wisconsin to take part in the Never Forgotten Honor Flight on Monday.
Kuhn, a native of York, Pa., flew from Pennsylvania to Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee, Wis., on Sunday, before going to Washington, D.C., with 98 veterans — 92 of them from the Vietnam conflict and the other six from the Korean War — on Monday morning. They visited the Korean, Vietnam and Lincoln memorials in the morning and the World War II, FDR and Iwo Jima memorials in the afternoon. Then, it was off to Arlington National Cemetery and to view a changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Finally, it was a visit to the Air Force Memorial, a drive by the Pentagon, dinner and the flight back to Wisconsin.
“With the success of the Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy going on the flight in Milwaukee in 2014, we thought it would be awesome to have a Packers player go on a flight,” said Mark Mayfield of Mayfield Sports Marketing in Oconomowoc, Wis. “Working with and knowing John, we didn't make any other suggestions of players to go on the flight. John has always been involved with the Wisconsin communities In a variety of ways. Not only being a huge fan favorite, we knew he would be humbled to take the flight and the journey with the veterans on the flight.”
The popular Kuhn, a Pro Bowler in 2011, 2014 and 2015, remains unsigned. Kuhn will turn 34 on Sept. 9, two days before the start of this season. He’s blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher in four of his last eight seasons with the team.
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