Stroud said one of his favorite moments was when a veteran visited and he was able to explain to the man's family how important his job aboard the aircraft was.
“He was mid- to late-80s and he couldn't speak very well,” Stroud said. “I took the family into the plane and I explained what he did for his job and how important a member of the crew he was and what he did to save other people's lives. He started tearing up because he couldn't communicate that with them, but now they know what he did, and that's pretty special.”
Stroud said he feels honored to be able to tell the stories of the veterans through the wings and propellers that were there.
“It's a flying museum,” he said. “Everyday we lose more and more veterans. The more we can get the word out for their loved ones to come out and see how important their loved ones were, the better our next generation will be.”