Alaskans proved Tuesday night that no soldier gets left behind.

Wasilla resident and Honor Flight veteran Eldon Lacy returned home from an honor flight Tuesday evening. A group of veterans visited war memorials in Washington, D.C., but Lacy arrived a few days later than other vets on the trip.

People thought he was having a heart attack while flying in to Portland. It turns out it was a problem with his pacemaker. Doctors fixed the problem, but Lacy missed the flight back to Anchorage. That didn’t stop people from still turning out to greet him last night, including Gov. Bill Walker.

“Thank you very much for your service to our country and our state. You make us proud,” the governor told Lacy at the airport.

“You’re most welcome,” Lacy replied.

Other people connected to Honor Flight, as well as the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club, also showed up to welcome Lacy home.

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