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  • Honor Flight 2014

    Last Frontier Honor Flight 30-minute special

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 26, 16:18

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    Alaska Honor Flight veterans return home

    by Joe Vigil on May 10, 21:18

    I just spent four days with some of the bravest men and women in history. They ended up in oceans after their ships were torpedoed and planes shot down by the enemy. One World War II veteran received a Purple Heart after suffering severe frostbite to his feet during the Battle of the Bulge. The […]

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    Alaska vet searches for Korean War buddy

    by Joe Vigil on May 09, 22:13

    Their plane was shot down during the Korean War, and Alaska vet Robert Kittleson hoped an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. would answer a question he’d been asking for years: Did his friend Jack Allen survive? We traveled to the Korean War Memorial with Kittleson looking for the answer. About Robert Kittleson: Kittleson didn’t quit […]

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    With heartfelt letters in hand, Honor Flight vets head back home

    by Joe Vigil on May 09, 21:20

    Alaska Honor Flight veterans headed home Friday after a week filled with smiles and some tears from visiting war memorials dedicated just to them. The plane ride back wasn’t the end of the adventure though. At around 35,000 feet in the air, the veterans heard a familiar phrase: mail call. It was a very special […]

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    Ketchikan veteran, 102, shares secret to a long life

    by John Thain on May 09, 11:17

    Ketchikan resident Henry Neligan, 102, is a former member of the Alaska Territorial Guard touring Washington, D.C. as part of the 2014 Honor Flight. When a tourist in the nation’s capital asked Neligan about the secret to a long, happy life, his answer drew more than a few laughs. Watch the video above to hear […]

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    Memorials bring emotional memories to Alaska Honor Flight veterans

    by Joe Vigil on May 09, 8:07

    More than 70 years after World War II, Wasilla veteran Eldon Gallear continues to wonder why people are so thankful. “People have been great,” he said, visiting war memorials in Washington, D.C. with the other Alaska veterans of the 2014 Honor Flight. “Man, I never expected anything like that from the people.” Gallear and other […]

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    Pride surrounds Alaska vets

    by Joe Vigil on May 08, 21:07

    More than 4,000 miles, two days of travel and 70 years in the making. Alaska’s World War II veterans finally got to see what many say the country should have built for them a half-century ago — a memorial honoring their services and sacrifices. People at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., proved […]

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    Washington D.C. gives warm welcome to Alaska veterans

    by Joe Vigil on May 08, 6:28

    After spending days traveling to Washington D.C., a group of Alaska veterans with the 2014 Honor Flight is finally ready to begin touring war memorials in the nation’s capital. David Leavitt Sr., an 85-year-old World War II veteran from Barrow, said he can’t wait to see his memorial. He had no idea what he was […]

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    Fairbanks woman tells tales of flying days

    by Joe Vigil on May 07, 20:57

    As we flew from Portland to Washington, D.C., the vets told us a lot of war stories. One very interesting tale came from a World War II vet who knows a little something about flying. Ninety-three-year-old Nancy Baker of Fairbanks was carrying something on the trip that got a lot of attention: A card that […]

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    Honor Flight veterans make long journey to DC

    by Joe Vigil on May 07, 7:58

    Still 2,800 miles from the World War II memorial in Washington D.C., the 46 veterans of Alaska’s Honor Flight were greeted by cheering rows of Portland police officers Tuesday. The veterans’ long trip to the East Coast has been punctuated by praise and thanks from law enforcement, fellow travelers and airline employees alike. At Ted […]

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    Honor Flight vets embark on journey to DC

    by Joe Vigil on May 06, 21:13

    It was a memorable day for 46 World War II veterans. The remarkable journey started at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. For years of service and sacrifice, vets received “thank you” after “thank you” the moment they entered the airport. This is Honor Flight 2014 — taking these vets to the World War II Memorial. It […]

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    Alaska vet turns 102 on Honor Flight

    by John Thain on May 06, 20:32

    Web extra: Henry Neligan from Ketchikan turned 102 Tuesday. Honor Flight veterans sang him “Happy Birthday” and then Henry busted out a song of his own.

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    Honor Flight Photo Gallery

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 06, 12:05

    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 […]