Werner professional driver Charley Endorf, who has driven more than 5 million miles accident free, recently participated in the Vietnam Combat Veterans Flight sponsored by the Omaha-based nonprofit Patriotic Productions.
The Vietnam Combat Veterans Flight took more than 500 Nebraskan veterans aboard three chartered jets on a one-day, all-expenses paid round-trip from Omaha to Washington D.C. on June 6.
The event began on Sunday, June 5, with a dinner reception at the Embassy Suites Omaha La Vista Hotel & Conference Center for the participants and their families and friends.
The trip included stops at the Vietnam Wall, the memorials for the Korean War, World War II, Iwo Jima and Air Force, and the Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard.
Charley Endorf joined the Army in 1968 at the age of 19. He served in Vietnam until July of 1969 in the Mobile Riverine Force of the 9th Infantry Division. He also held the position of M-60 machine gun carrier and was promoted to an E-5 sergeant. Endorf joined Werner as an owner operator in 1976 and has a truck stop in York, Nebraska, named in his honor.