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Flight #31 – April 23, 2018

Mission #31 was totally funded by the Hodag Country Festival 2017!

88 Veterans (5 WWII, 33 Korea & 50 Vietnam era) Roster is below

TOTAL VETERANS FLOWN ON FLIGHTS I-XXXI(2010-2018) 2,835 (1,027 WWII, 1,141 KOREA, & 667 VIETNAM)

TOTAL GUARDIANS FLOWN ON FLIGHTS I-XXXI (2010-2018) 1,733

Click here for Dave Junion’s Photos (CLICK HERE!)

Short Hodag Country Festival 2017 Videos:  Video #1   Video #2   Video #3

 

“any image you would like just 1) click on the thumbnail 2) a large image will come up. Download that image. 3) play hard…Play happy… Reminder the section page headers are under the title, click on each section to see another series of photos (1,483 photos)  Thanks. Dave”

 

Dawn Eckert, Dixie Nieuwenhuis & Gerri Van Harpen (Hodag Country Festival owners) each receiving a Boeing 737 with their “name” on it (as we promised!) from NFHF’s Co-Founder & President Mike Thompson

 

 

Waiting to give Grandpa a Hug

 

 

 

The night before the flight this Vietnam veteran wrote a letter to his buddy (name is on the Wall) & then read it to him with his guardian/Medic holding him (the medic, Dr. Nelson’s letter is below)

 

 

Flags of our Heroes Ceremony for a cousin, Wayne Krueger; a brother, John Lang & a wife’s grandfather, Orville Earl Heide

 

ActionLastFirstCityBRANCH
January 31, 1900AndrichKennethPloverArmy
January 31, 1900AntoniewiczEugeneWaupacaArmy
January 31, 1900AntoniewiczRobertDeerbrookArmy
March 2, 1900AustinJosephWisconsin RapidsArmy
January 31, 1900BablThomasRingleArmy
January 31, 1900BahrTimmyCrandonMarines
January 31, 1900BalkDuWayneWausauArmy
March 2, 1900BeilkeStanleyMarathonArmy
January 31, 1900BelowCharlesAntigoNavy
January 31, 1900BergmanFredWoodruffAir Force
January 31, 1900BeversdorfRichardWittenbergAir Force
January 31, 1900BredemannDennisStratfordArmy
January 31, 1900BrownAllanWisconsin RapidsArmy
January 31, 1900BruxDaleWisconsin RapidsArmy
March 2, 1900CampbellRichardOshkoshAir Force
January 31, 1900CermakLeonardButternutArmy
January 31, 1900Chervenka Jr.RichardAntigoArmy
January 31, 1900ChrudimskyGeorgeAniwaArmy
January 31, 1900DayPatriciaRib LakeNavy
January 31, 1900DeckerRonaldDorchesterArmy
January 31, 1900DelavanTheresaWausauArmy
January 31, 1900DerksLarrySchofieldArmy
January 31, 1900DuellmanDavidTomahawkArmy
January 31, 1900EicheJamesArbor VitaeArmy
January 31, 1900ElfordSidneyWausauArmy
January 31, 1900FeliceLawrenceWisconsin RapidsAir Force
January 31, 1900FreeseEugeneFenwoodArmy
January 31, 1900FroehlichStevenWausauArmy
March 2, 1900FucikWilliamLadysmithArmy
January 31, 1900GedneyWilliamRothschildAir Force
March 2, 1900GillesEmanuelMarinetteArmy
March 2, 1900GossenBrianTomahawkNavy
January 31, 1900GroshekNormanAmherst JunctionArmy
March 2, 1900HalvorsonWilliamRhinelanderNavy
January 31, 1900HammerstadOlafStevens PointNavy
January 31, 1900HartjesGaryJunction CityArmy
January 31, 1900HilgersHarryWisconsin RapidsArmy
January 31, 1900HinkerEugeneLoyalArmy
January 31, 1900HoffmanGeraldKronenwetterArmy
January 31, 1900HolcombGilbertWestonArmy
January 31, 1900HuckeDwightAmherst JunctionArmy
March 2, 1900HuftelStanleyMenomonieArmy
March 2, 1900HuirasWilliamBarronArmy
January 31, 1900JeskeRichardMerrillArmy
January 31, 1900JohnsonCharlesWitheeNavy
March 2, 1900JonesJohnWausauAir Force
January 31, 1900KnudtsonJamesMarshfieldArmy
January 31, 1900KohnEugeneStevens PointArmy
March 2, 1900KowalskiDanielPloverArmy
January 31, 1900KrauseAlfredStevens PointNavy
January 31, 1900KrueselErvinWausauArmy
January 31, 1900LeBarronRogerEagle RiverArmy
January 31, 1900LewandoskiDennisWausauAir Force
January 31, 1900LindgrenLeeWisconsin RapidsAir Force
January 31, 1900LovendahlRobertEagle RiverArmy
January 31, 1900LundbergAlanNekoosaArmy
January 31, 1900LynnJamesEagle RiverAir Force
January 31, 1900MaderDennisMarshfieldNavy
January 31, 1900MainRobertWisconsin RapidsNavy
January 31, 1900MarchelDennisRiver FallsArmy
March 2, 1900MeylorMichaelEagle RiverMarines
January 31, 1900MollGaryWestonArmy
January 31, 1900MuellerDonaldWittenbergAir Force
January 31, 1900NessmanDuaneNekoosaArmy
January 31, 1900NutterKennethWausauArmy
January 31, 1900O'BlackWilliamEdgarAir Force
January 31, 1900OsswaldDonaldWausauMarines
January 31, 1900OsuchowskiLeonardEagle RiverArmy & Navy
March 2, 1900PurdyKennanGleasonNavy
March 2, 1900RiemerRobertArgonneArmy
January 31, 1900RochwiteDennisBirnamwoodNavy
January 31, 1900RogersWilliamArpinMarines
January 31, 1900RuppleGeraldRhinelanderNavy
January 31, 1900SabinDavidFriendshipArmy
March 3, 1900SautnerFrancisWisconsin RapidsNavy
March 2, 1900SchachingerWilliamTomahawkNavy
January 31, 1900ScheelDouglasTomahawkAir Force
January 31, 1900SchlafkeCharlesMarshfieldArmy
January 31, 1900SchneiderPeterWisconsin RapidsArmy
January 31, 1900SchoenbornGaryWisconsin RapidsArmy
March 2, 1900ScholzenWilliamWisconsin RapidsAir Force
January 31, 1900ShawJamesMedfordArmy
March 2, 1900ShiltsLeonardNeillsvilleMarines
January 31, 1900SimonisGlenMerrillNavy
January 31, 1900SkrzeczkoskiDavidPloverArmy
January 31, 1900SterlingJessieWarsawAir Force
January 31, 1900StottDouglasTomahawkArmy
January 31, 1900StreckerDennisStevens PointNavy
March 2, 1900StrobelArlissAntigoArmy
January 31, 1900SummArlanBryantArmy
January 31, 1900SummHiltonFort MeyersArmy
January 31, 1900TrzebiatowskiKennethAlmondArmy
January 31, 1900TurkiewiczWaynePloverArmy
March 2, 1900VenskeFrankWausauArmy
January 31, 1900VonderheidLarryMerrillAir Force
January 31, 1900Webb Jr.JamesWisconsin RapidsNavy
January 31, 1900WiederhoeftLarryRothschildAir Force
January 31, 1900WolfPeterAntigoAir Force
January 31, 1900WruckDennisBirnamwoodArmy
Vietnam EraZeiJosephAlmondArmy
Vietnam EraZennerJamesMedfordArmy
Vietnam EraZoellnerJamesMarshfieldAir Force

Thank you letters/notes/emails:

 Tom Berry

Tim Kriz

Dave Lamken

Brian Nelson MD

Bob Lambert

Ken Lemons & Elaine Klachzien

Carl Kringle

PJ Jacobs Junior High Student Council, Stevens Point

Doug Despins’ Family Honoring Doug Despins Flight #21 September 28, 2015

Ronald Larson

Jerald Lang

Arlen Pepke

Donald Anderson

Paula Raymond Honoring Doug Despins Flight #21 September 28, 2015

Marlin Block Honoring Harry Krumrie, Sr Flight #1 April 27, 2010

Marshfield Clinic Health System Honoring employee, Betty Boulieu

Tom & Sandy Honoring Will Jerue Flight #16 May 19, 2014

Harold Dubinski & Patti Thorn Honoring Will Jerue Flight #16 May 19, 2014

American Legion Post #358, Colby

Florence and Jerry Ziegel Honoring Stanley Mijal Flight #6 Oct 17, 2011

Larry and Karen Erman Honoring Harry Krumrie, Sr Flight #1 April 27, 2010

Michael and Dawn Hull Honoring Roy Syring Flight #16, May 16, 2016

Fred and Lynn Lintereur Honoring John Jesse Flight #7 April 23, 2012

Greenheck Fan Group Employees

Amy Boudreau and Jane McKellep Honoring Lloyd Burgoyne Fight #17 Sept 18, 2014

The Stan Mijal Family Honoring Stanley Mijal Flight #6 Oct 17, 2011

Rick Stevens Honoring Roy Syring Flight #16, May 16, 2016

Dorothy Sparby Honoring Roy Syring, Flight #16, May 16, 2016

The Kelly Family Honoring Will Jerue Flight #16 May 19, 2014

Lloyd Jacobson

Alan Lewis, White Bus Tour Guide

Jim Sonnentag

Janice Matis Honoring Roy Syring Flight #16, May 16, 2016

Donald Beese Honoring Doug Despins Flight #21 September 28, 2015

Richard Skroski, Flight #23, Honoring Thaddeus Zajac KIA Vietnam

St. Therese of Lisieux’s 7th & 8th Grade Classes

David Boda

Gary & Ruth Koch

Dale & Janet Kleinschmidt

Terry & Alanna Priebe

Ascension At Home, Marshfield

Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative, CEO

Robert Larson and Debra Hutchinson

Robert Berglund

Joe Sinn

Michael Truhlar

Robert and Frances Davis honoring Roy Cook

Barbara and Carl Bennetts

Ruth A Nelson-Lau

Kirk Rodman

Michelle Ellefson