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Oct. 2 Honor Flight - Veterans and Itinerary


Over 30 veterans from the Korean War and World War II take off Tuesday in the fifteenth mission of the Great River Honor Flight.

The veterans will travel to St. Louis, fly to Baltimore and then travel by bus to Washington, D.C. Along the scheduled stops include a visit to the Korean War memorial and World War II memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and Iwo Jima memorial.

The trip ends as the group arrives to a hero's welcome at the Hannibal Quality Inn & Suites. You're invited to welcome the veterans home when they're scheduled to arrive around 11 p.m.

You can follow Tuesday's flight through updates and photos at WGEM.com/HonorFlight.

The list of veterans participating in the flight, along with the itinerary, is listed below. (** denotes World War II veterans. All others are Korean War veterans.)

  • Bud Arnold, New London
  • Al Boling, Lentner
  • Clarnece Bridgewater, Bardolph
  • Luella Bursewicz, Center
  • John Buss, Mendon
  • Glen Chandler, Quincy
  • Chauncey Cogdal, Hull **
  • Robert, Dugan, Hannibal
  • Harold Echternacht, Leonard
  • Frank Farrell, Hannibal
  • Dorn Foglesong, New London
  • Bob Galloway, Hannibal
  • James Grady, Quincy
  • Dale Halpin, Quincy
  • Jack Jones, Monroe City
  • Bob King, Mendon
  • Don Kistner, Quincy
  • Bill McCartney, Pittsfield
  • Benny McKinnon, Pleasant Hill
  • Kenneth McMeins, Nauvoo
  • Bill Neiswinter, Quincy
  • Jerry Newmann, Quincy
  • Charlie Noel, Hannibal
  • John Petty, Pittsfield
  • Gale Schreiber, Kahoka
  • Ralph Schwartz, Quincy
  • Gerald Sharp, Edina
  • Albert Sohn, Quincy
  • Merle Tieken, Quincy **
  • Dick Weir, Pittsfield
  • Harold White, New London
  • Ann Wilkens, Nauvoo
  • Bill Wilkens, Nauvoo

Following times are Central

1:30 am        Check-in for participants of Honor Flight – Quality Inn and Suites

2:00 am        Guardian Briefing

2:30 am        Bus Loading

2:45 am        Depart Quality Inn 

4:30 am        Arrive St. Louis Airport             

6:25 am        Southwest Airlines Flight 395 departs STL

Following times are Eastern

9:20 am        Flight arrives at Baltimore

9:45 am        Board bus for trip to Washington and Korean War Memorial

10:55 am      Arrive at Korean Memorial, Lincoln, Vietnam Memorials.

12:30 pm      Depart Korean Memorial for WWII Memorial.

12:45 pm      Arrive at World War II Memorial.

1:45 pm        Tour of Washington DC

2:30 pm        Arrive at Iwo Jima Memorial

3:00 pm        Depart for Arlington National Cemetery

3:15 pm        Arrive at Arlington National Cemetery

4:30 pm        Depart Arlington for return trip to Baltimore.

6:00 pm        Arrive at Baltimore Airport.

7:25 pm        Southwest Airlines Flight 2520 departs Baltimore 

Following times are Central

8:30 pm        Flight arrives at STL airport/ Board bus for Hannibal

11:00 pm      Estimated time of arrival at Quality Inn and Suites - Upon our departure from St. Louis, we will have a better feel for what time we will be arriving in Hannibal for those picking vets and guardians up.

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