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Veterans getting ready to return from Honor Flight

Nearly three dozen Korean War veterans are getting ready to return to the Tri-States after a one-day trip to our nation's capital in the latest mission of the Great River Honor Flight.

The group will return to Hannibal to the popular homecoming ceremony, scheduled to arrive at Hannibal-La Grange University at 10 a.m.

You can follow the group's flight through updates and photos at

Following times are Central

  • 1:30 a.m. Check-in for participants of Honor Flight
  • 2 a.m. Guardian Briefing at Hannibal LaGrange
  • 2:15 a.m. Bus Loading
  • 2:30 a.m. Depart Hannibal
  • 4 a.m. Arrive at St. Louis.
  • 6 a.m. Southwest Airlines Flight 1649 departs STL

Following times are Eastern

  • 9 a.m. Flight arrives at BWI (Baltimore)
  • 9:45 a.m. Board bus for trip to Washington and Korean War Memorial
  • 10:45 a.m. Arrive at Korean Memorial, Lincoln, Vietnam Memorials.
  • 12 p.m. Depart Korean Memorial for WWII Memorial.
  • 12:15 p.m. Arrive at World War II Memorial (South Entrance)
  • 1:15 p.m. Take tour of Washington DC/End up at Air Force Memorial
  • 2 p.m. Arrive at Air Force Memorial
  • 2:30 p.m. Depart for Iwo Jima Memorial
  • 2:45 p.m. Arrive at Iwo Jima Memorial
  • 3:05 p.m. Depart for Arlington National Cemetery
  • 3:15 p.m. Arrive at Arlington National Cemetery
  • 4:30 p.m. Depart Arlington for Reagan National.
  • 4:45 p.m. Arrive at Reagan National Airport. Meal at Airport.
  • 6:30 p.m. Southwest Airlines Flight 987 departs Reagan National (DC)

Following times are Central

  • 7:40 p.m. Flight arrives at STL airport/ Board bus for Hannibal
  • 10 p.m. Approximate time of arrival at Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal - 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.

Veterans participating

  • Walter Adams, Lewistown
  • Don Altgilbers, Quincy
  • Glen Buckallew, Kahoka
  • Gerald Byars, Paris
  • Ken Cole, Macomb
  • Bob Conrad, Eolia
  • Edsell Cunningham, Middletown
  • Billy Daniel, Clarence
  • Les Dumer, Warsaw
  • Johnny Erickson, Gorin
  • Henry Feldkamp, Canton
  • Virgil Finch, Sciota
  • Norb Frankenbach, Palmyra
  • Vaughn Hamlett, Vandalia
  • John Higdon, Hannibal
  • Roger Hopson, Ewing
  • Glen Howell, Fort Madison
  • Gene John, Macomb
  • George Jones, Hannibal
  • VA Kelley, Pittsfield
  • Chuck Kerr, Kahoka
  • James Loeffler, Quincy
  • Theron McCoy, Kahoka
  • Russell Mitchell, Jr., New Hartford
  • Bud Monroe, Hannibal
  • Bill Moore, Shelbina
  • Charles Moss, Quincy
  • Bob Moyers, Hannibal
  • Larry Obert, Quincy
  • Theodore Peterson, Memphis
  • Earl Roads, Pittsfield
  • Dane Rouse, Hannibal
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