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By KTVA CBS 11 News 12:05 PM May 6, 2014

Last Frontier Honor Flight

Join KTVA’s Joe Vigil and more than 30 Alaska veterans as they travel to Washington, D.C. to visit the nation’s war memorials. The trip is a partnership between the Last Frontier Honor Flight group – the local branch of the nationwide Honor Flight Network - and Alaska Airlines.

Watch coverage of the journey every night this week during the 10 p.m. Nightcast.

The official mission of the Last Frontier Honor Flight Network, as stated on their website:

“Our mission is to honor and thank those veterans – especially our WWII veterans and Alaskan Territorial Guard – by bringing them to Washington DC, for a trip of honor – AT NO COST TO THEM.”

The following veterans will be making the trip from Alaska to Washington, D.C. -

  • William Alter  -  Army
  • Bruce E. Arndt  -  Army
  • Gusty Bartman  -  Alaska Territorial Guard/Army
  • Robert H. Breakfield  -  Navy
  • Norman H.V. Elliot  -  Army
  • Frank E. Flavin  -  Army
  • David K. Fison  -  Navy
  • Kirtley E. Franse  -  AF/Army
  • Malven Ray Gaither  -  Navy
  • Eldon Gallear  -  Merchant Marine
  • Giorge G. Gilbertson  - Navy
  • Arthur Hammer  -  Air Force
  • Robert P. Harrisen  -  Army
  • Daniel E. Henry Sr.  -  Alaska Territorial Guard
  • Laban A. Iyatunguk Sr.  -  Army
  • Willard J. Jorgensen  -  Army
  • Rober W. Kittleson  -  Navy
  • Gordon E. Kler  -  Navy
  • Gerald J. Lind  -  Air Force
  • Bette-Rae Mattoon  -  Navy Wave
  • Leon N. Merkes  -  Navy Wave
  • Henry H. Neligan  -  Alaska Territorial Guard
  • Charlotte K. Schwid  -  Army
  • Joseph E. Stanger  -  Air Force
  • George C. Swift  -  Coast Guard
  • Henry N. Warren  -  Merchant Marine/Army
  • James H. Weaver  -  Army
  • Edward C. Willis  -  Merchant Marine
  • Vincent Tocktoo Sr.  -  Alaska Territorial Guard/Army
  • Robert L. Johnston  -  Navy
  • Thomas Lewis  -  Navy

*Names provided by Last Frontier Honor Flight. Please send disputes & corrections to web@ktva.com.

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