Roll call of veterans aboard the Honor FlightAll the World War II veterans on the second Southwest Minnesota Honor Flight
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
Colbert Bassett, Worthington, Army Corporal
Mervin “John” Bates, Ocheyedan, Iowa, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Leo Baumgard, Brewster, Navy Seabees Carpenter Mate 3rd Class
Rex Beckman, Melvin, Iowa, Navy Merchant Marine 1st Class
Sylvan Behrens, Truman, Army Artillery Sgt., Motor Sgt.
Verle Benson, Canby, Navy 1st Class
Richard “Dick” Berg, Fairmont, Navy EM 3rd Class
Theodore “Teddy” Berglund, Bancroft, Iowa, Army Artillery Tech 5
Gilbert “Gil” Bliss, Canby, Army Artillery Pfc.
Gilbert Blochowitz, Bigelow, Army Artillery Pfc.
Lester “Les” Bockes, Ortonville, Navy Yeoman 2nd Class
William “Bill” Bousema, Sanborn, Iowa, Army Pfc.
Darwin Bridgland, Benson, Army Sgt.
LeRoy Brockberg, Slayton, Army Air Corps Master Sgt.
Donald “Don” Carlson, Windom, Air Force Master Sgt.
Rueben Christianson, Dawson, Army Sgt.
Joseph “Albertus” Clark, Kenneth, Army First Lt.
Ronald “Ron” Conway, Slayton, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Chet Curtis, Willmar, Army E-7
Frances “Don” Delaney, Pipestone, Army Pvt.
Fabian Deutsch, Magnolia, Army Pft.
Ross “Doc” DeWitt, Worthington, Navy
Donald “Don” Dillehay, Harris, Iowa, Army Pft.
Raymond “Ray” Doerhoefer, Willmar, Army Sgt.
George Doust, Worthington, Navy Seaman 1st Class
George Dubbeldee, Marshall, Army Staff Sgt.
Clifton “Cliff” Ellingson, Marshall, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Kenneth “Ken” Erickson, Mountain Lake, Navy GMG1 E-6
Francis “Frank” Finke, Wheaton, Navy Adm. 2nd Class
Norman Fuhrman, Balaton, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Kenneth “Ken” Gaiser, Worthington, Army Air Force Cpl.
Arnold “Arnie” Garbers, Lake Benton, Army T-5
Rufus Garnmeister, Luverne, Army Cpl.
Elmer Gath, Hardwick, Army T-5
Darrell Gentry, Lakefield, Navy AMMP-2
Ervin “Maynard” Gjerde, Elmore, Army Pfc.
Wilton “Wilt” Gustafson, Madison, Merchant Marines AV5
Jens Hansen, Tyler, Coast Guard Seaman 1st Class
Larry Hansen, Tyler, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Millard Hayek, Canby, Navy EM 2nd Class
Donald “Don” Hecker, Heron Lake, Coast Guard S 1st Class
Johnnie Hill, Hector, Air Force Private 1st Class
Jacob “Jake” Hinrichs, Ellsworth, Navy Boatswains Mate
August “Gus” Hoffer, Kandiyohi, Navy Lt. JG
Quentin Hoffman, Wilmont, Army Sgt.
Bill Holling, Luverne, Army Private 1st Class
Merland Holmgren, Willmar, Navy Carpenter’s Mate 2nd Class
Clifford “Hooley” Huehn, Marine Corps Cpl.
Raymond “Ray” Hurd, Lake Benton, Army Pfc.
Harold Hurley, Windom, Army TEC-5
Donald “Don” Jacobson, Willmar, Army Air Corps
Marion “Jay” Jaycox, Sanborn, Iowa, Army Staff Sgt.
Eugene “Gene” Johnson, Hector, Army T-4
Gerald “Jerry” Johnson, Worthington, USNR RM 2nd Class
Orville “Doc” Johnson, Tyler, Army S/Sgt.
Frank Josephson, Minneota, Army Air Force 1st Lt.
Harvey Kindler, Lynd, Army Tech-4
Leslie “Les” Kirkman, Windom, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Paul Kirsh, Milroy, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Lyle “Doc” Klein, Tyler, Army Pfc.
Walter “Walt” Kopp, Luverne, Army Staff Sgt.
Donald “Don” Lensing, Wabasso, Army Pfc.
Orville Lien, Worthington, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Rial Lindsoe, Willmar, Army Private 1st Class
Alfred Marcus, Prinsburg, Army Staff Sgt.
Lee Mau, Fairmont, Army Infantry 1st Lt.
Paul Meyer, Mankato, Army Maj. Gen.
Merton “Mert” Miller, Fairmont, Marines Cpl.
Paul Miller, Canby, Army T5 Cpl.
Gerald “Jerry” Moose, Pipestone, Army, Pfc.
Delos “Doss” Nelson, Pipestone, Navy FC 3rd Class
Eugene “Gene” Nelson, Willmar, Army Staff Sgt.
Donald “Don” Niece, Willmar, Army Staff Sgt.
Eugene “Gene” Nordquist, Canby, Army Sgt.
Robert “Bob” Obermann, Worthington, Navy Seaman 2nd Class
Willie Oltmans, Lake Benton, Navy Fireman 1st Class
Robert Pedley, Ocheyedan, Iowa, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Earl Petersen, Tyler, Army Sgt.
James “Jim” Peterson, Morris, Navy Gunners Mate 2nd Class
Leland “Lee” Quaintance, Melvin, Iowa, Navy Fireman 1st Class
Harold Qualley, Sherburn, Army T-4
John “Bud” Qualley, Canby, Navy EMT 1st Class
Walter “Walt” Ranschau, Inwood, Iowa, Army Air Force Cpl.
Harry Rempel, Mountain Lake, Army Private 1st Class
Victor “Vic” Roggow, Alpha, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Robert Rosengren, Slayton, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Donald Ross, Mountain Lake, Naval Air Corp Cadet SPG 2nd Class
Gerald “Gerry” Runia, Tyler, Coast Guard Merchant Marine
Robert “Bob” Runia, Marshall, Army Private 2nd Class
Robert Sandahl, Hector, Army Air Corps Staff Sgt.
Lester “Les” Sanderson, Tyler, Coast Guard Coxswain
Ralph Schliep, Willmar, Army Pfc.
Howard “Howie” Schmidtke, St. James, Army Pfc.
Vincent “Vince” Schreier, Currie, Army Cpl.
Virgil Schutz, Luverne, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Robert “Bob” Sellberg, Worthington, Army Air Corps
Donald “Don” Skimland, Willmar, Army Sgt. T-4
Darold “Dar” Snortum, Canby, Navy Aviator
Donald “Don” Soderquist, Sibley, Iowa, Air Force 1st Sgt.
Arvid Swan, Hadley, Army T-5
James “Jim” Taylor, Adrian, Navy RM 3rd Class
Delbert “Del” Thielke, Dawson, Navy AOM 3rd Class
Gerald “Jerry” Totman, Pipestone, Army T-4
Vernon Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, Army T-5
Harry Werner, Blue Earth, Navy Seaman 1st Class
Ernest “Ernie” Wingen, New Ulm, Navy Seabees WT 1st Class
Harold Yahnka, Cottonwood, Army Private 1st Class
Leonard Yonker, Milroy, Navy FIC