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The following is a list of World War II veterans who made the Honor Flight trip out of Garden City in April.
When Larry Deaver received letters from friends, family and grade school children he hasn't met, the World War II veteran fighter pilot was taken with emotion.
Garden City resident Michael Hoffman had never taken a commercial flight before he boarded the 172-seat Boeing 737 at the Garden City Regional Airport in April.
When the Washington, D.C.-bound plane lifted off in April from Garden City Regional Airport with nearly 100 World War II veterans aboard, it was the latest chapter in the continuing saga of Honor Flight that began in May 2005 in Ohio.
When U.S. war veteran Gordon Allen arrived home after more than two years overseas in the South Pacific — 240 of those days on a boat at sea — the U.S. Marine had an ironic task to complete. He had to register for the draft.
Eleanor Jesse Dill admits she was the tomboy in the family. While growing up on a ranch in Alliance, Neb., the 88-year-old grandmother of six and great-grandmother of six more, said she found herself doing outdoor farm work more than indoor house work.
Video interview with Eleanor Dill.
Video interview with Gordon Allen.