April 25th, 2015
Shannon Cooksley, one of the volunteers on the Korean War Hero flight is pictured above with General Galen Jackman.
Ret. Gen. Jackman was Friday night's keynote speaker.
The veterans are on the ground in Kansas City ready to board the Broken Bow bus for home. Thanks to our bus driver Kevin Lindly for volunteering his services as our bus driver. It's been an awe-inspiring journey. Thank you veterans for allowing me to come along for the ride. Don't miss this week's Chief for photos and a story
A benefit Poker Run for Deb Sonnichsen is today in Broken Bow. The first hand was at the Veterans Building in Broken Bow. Other cards will be drawn in Callaway, Oconto, Pressey Park with the last card being draw back at the Veterans Building.
Debs' husband Rod is riding Deb's trike today on the ride. Pictured above is Rod, daughter Sheila and Kevin Evans, and grandchildren Nicole and Brandon Evans on her trike.
The Poker Run is being sponosered by the Broken Bow Black Widows and the Lions Club.
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The group on the Korean War Hero Flight take a short break for lunch at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
The group will be coming back to Nebraska today.
The veterans on the Korean War Hero Flight are off and running for another wonderful day in our nation's capital. Dean Ash of Arcadia, and Robert and Sondra Foster of Broken Bow tour the Naval Museum.
The veterans and their escorts board a plane at the end of the afternoon for the trip home.
Shannon Cooksley, Ron Beavers and Ann Carr visit the Arlington National Cemetery. Next the group is headed to the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Air Force Memorial and The WWII Memorial.
The Iwo Jima memorial dedicated in 1954, depicts Iwo Jima. For perspective, the statue has a 60 foot flag pole.
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The veterans on the Korean War Hero Flight and their escorts have had quite a morning. The crew spent time at the Korean War Memorial where Congressman Smith joined them. Then they visited the Lincoln Memorial. They also got to spend at the Vietnam Memorial. In the picture is veteran Alfred Kelley and his daughter Karen Stille.
For lunch the veterans and escorts ate at the Army Navy Club. The Club is over 130 years old.
More pictures from their trip can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CusterCountyChief
Korean War Veteran Ray Kolbo of Callaway and his son-in-law visit the Korean War Memorial.
Ray Kolb is on the Korean War Hero flight which allows veterans the chance to go to Washington D.C. to visit the Korean War Memorial.
The veterans on the Korean War Hero Flight visit the Speaker of the House's balcony.
The Korean War Hero Flight takes tour of the Capitol building in Washington D.C.. They met with Congressman Smith and Senator Fischer.