In Their Honor

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We know that charitable giving is a time-honored and important way to honor deceased loved ones.  Published obituaries often include a request to donate to charity in lieu of sending flowers to the family.  Sometimes the family selects a charity related to a particular disease or health issue, and other times they opt to support a cause the deceased cared deeply about.  We hope that Honor Flight Southern Arizona is one such cause, and that we will be included in your charitable giving plans.

The Wall of Honor

We have set aside a page dedicated to help family and friends pay tribute to a particular veteran, whether they are living or have passed away. You may publicly recognize those individuals through legacy gifts or by making a donation to Honor Flight Southern Arizona on their behalf. Your names will be posted on our “Wall of Honor” upon receipt.  We are proud to have a small part in helping you to honor your heroes.

If you would like to make a donation on behalf of a WWII  or Korean War veteran, please mail or email us the following information:

Veteran’s Name (First, MI, Last)
Branch of Service (During conflict)
Living years if deceased (e.g. 1919-2012)

Optional:  If you have a photograph of your veteran in uniform, we will be glad to post it.  
Note: You may send us a jpg file, or a photo.  Photographs will be returned upon request.

Please send your donation along with the veteran's information to:

Honor Flight Southern Arizona
P.O. Box 32649
Tucson, Arizona 85751
ATTN: Wall of Honor

Make checks payable to Honor Flight Tucson. If paying by Pay Pal, please complete the honorees information in the space provided for "purpose".

You may also email the information to us at: info@honorflightsaz.org

 FAREWELL

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In loving memory of those honored veterans who have taken the Honor Flight with us.

2018
Clarence “Ace” Ranslem, 98, USA, Apr 8, 2018 (HF# 2 Oct 2011)
Carlos A. Vasquez, 94, USA COE, Apr 3, 2018 (HF# 23 Sep 2018)
Samual “Teddy” Holmes, 92, USMC, Mar 29, 2018 (HF# 16 Oct 2014)
Melville “Duncan” Finlayson, 94, USA, Mar 27, 2018 (HF# 11 Oct 2013)
William M. Leek, 98, USA, Mar 20, 2018 (HF# 13 May 2014)
Robert A. Rovan, 92, USN, Mar 11, 2018 (HF#2 Oct 2011)
David H. Weaver, 93, USA, Mar 10, 2018 (HF# 5 Jun 2012)
Harold R. Lange, 90, USMC, Mar 9, 2018 (HF#11 Oct 2013)
Richard H. Love, 95, USAAF, Feb 27, 2018 (HF# 17 Apr 2015)
Harmon G. Harrison, 93, USA, Feb 11, 2018 (HF# 16 Oct 2014)
Allen D. Waller. 92, USA, Jan 22, 2018 (HF# 6 Sep 2012)
Carrol W. “Bill” Elliott, 96, USA, Jan 20, 2018 (HF# 14 Jun 2014)
William J. Elser, 94, USA, Jan 4, 2018 (HF# 3 Nov 2011)

 2017
Pete V. Madrid, 96, USA, Dec 28, 2017 (HF# 11 Oct 2013)
Jose C. “Joe” Rael, 93, USA, Dec 17, 2017 (HF# 3 Nov 2011)
Michael Belletti, 92, USA, Nov 28, 2017 (HF# 15 Sep 2014)
Carl W. Bellamy, 95, UAAAC, Nov 27, 2017 (HF# 17 Apr 2015)
Raymond J. Herst, 93, USMC, Nov 23, 2017 (HF# 7 Oct 2012)
Linley G. Vittitow, 101, USA, Nov 18, 2017 (HF# 6 Sep 2012)
Puul E. Russom, 98, USAAF, Nov 15, 2017 (HF#13 May 2014)
Waldo E. Werft, 94, USA, Nov 8, 2017 (HF# 11 Oct 2013)
Vernon E. Miller, 91, USN, Nov 5, 2017 (HF# 12 Apr 2014)
Homer E. “Ed” Adams, 92, USN, Oct 27, 2017 (HF# 17 Apr 2015)
John J. “J.J.” Heinz, 92, USN, Oct 16, 2017 (HF#11 Oct 2011) 
Charles J. Jones, 94, USAAC, Oct 16, 2017 (HF# 10 Jun 2013)
Cornelius W. “Rip” Hughes, 96, USA, Sep 21, 2017 (HF# 2 – Oct 2011)
Helen Himes, 99 USAAC – ATC, Sep 17, 2017 (HF# 7 Oct 2012)
Donald R. Duggleby, 91, USA, Sep 14, 2017 (HF# 2 – Oct 2011)
Byron L. Burns, 94, USA, Sep 9, 2017 (HF# 16 – Oct 2014)
George W. McGee, 92, USA, Sep 2, 2017 (HF# 1 – Sep 2011)
Margaret J. Donaldson, 94, USN, Aug 22, 2017 (HF – Northern Arizona)
Andrew Poulos, 94, USA, Aug 19, 2017 (HF – Northern Arizona)
Gerald G. Simmonds, 91, USN, Aug 17, 2017 (HF# 11 – Oct 2013)
Edwardo D. Redondo, 93, USA, Aug 11, 2017 (HF# 19 – Oct 2015)
Harold E. “Ed” Martin, 92, USN, Aug 10, 2017 (HF# 11 Oct 2013)
Thomas E. Bourdon, 95, USN, Aug 6, 2017 (HF# 8 – Mar 2013)
Donald W. Helms, 94, USA, Aug 4, 2017, (HF# 3 – Nov 2011)
Duane Weidler, 89, USN, Aug 2, 2017 (HF# 16 – Oct 2016)
Robert L.  Yeschek, 93, USAAC, Jul 30, 2017 (HF# 11 Oct 2013)
James L. Knight, 97, USA, Jul 28, 2017 (HF# 18 -Sep 2015)
Shirley A. Crowell, 94, USMC, Jul 23, 2017 (HF# 15 – Oct 2013)
Francis W. Campbell, 95, USAAF, Jun 28, 2017 (HF#19 – Oct 2015)
Robert E. Berni, 90, USN, Jun 27, 2017 (HF# 2 – Oct 2011)
Joseph Pelland, Jr., 92, USA, Jun 15, 2017 (HF# 17 Apr 2015)
Wallace R. Boyce “Wally”, 93, USA, Jun 11, 2017 (HF# - May 2014)
Leonardo O. Otero, 93, USA, Jun 9, 2017 (HF - Northern Arizona)
Donald F. Rawdon, 91, USN, Jun 3, 2017 (HF# 15 – Sep 2014)
Adam J. Pietruskiewicz, 97, USA, Jun 1, 2017 (HF# 18 – Sep 2015)
Edward A. Oliver, 90, USA, May 26, 2017 (HF# 17 – Apr 2015)
Myers B. Rosenbloom, 94, USMC, May 25, 2017 (HF - Northern Arizona)
Norman A. Ross, 89, USAF, May 20, 2017 (HF# 20 - Apr 2016)
Melvin A. Giller, 91, USMC, May 12, 2017 (HF# 13 – May 2014)
Nordin Mikelson, 92, USMC, May 12, 2017 (HF# 11 – Oct 2013)
Harold J. Zoellner, 91, USN, May 7, 2017 (HF# 9 – May 2013)
Joseph W. Kuhn, 92, USMC, May 5, 2017 (HF# 3 – Nov 2011)
Luis L. Chavez, 93, USAAC, Apr 16, 2017 (HF# 17 – Apr 2015)
Gilbert V. Romero, 87, USMC, Apr 15, 2017 (HF# 21 – May 2016)
Louis E. Halfmann, 94, USA, Apr 6, 2017 (HF# 9 – May 2013)
Donald C. Dugger, 90, USN, Apr 3, 2017 (HF# 4 – May 2012)
Robert N. Miller, 94, USA, Mar 10, 2017 (HF# 5 – Jun 2012)
Carlos V. Reed, 93, USA, Mar 9, 2017 (HF# 4  May 2012)
Frederick T. M. Drew, 97, USA, Feb 25, 2017 (HF# 11 – Oct 2013)
Robbie Joe Boyter, 90, USN, Feb 20, 2017 (HF# 8 - Mar 2013)
Randall H. Speirs, 93, USA, Feb 15, 2017 (HF# 18 - Sep 2015)
Thomas D. Perrow, Sr., 88, USMM, Feb 11, 2017 (HF# 8 – Mar 2013)
Mary Jean Stirling, 93, WAC, Feb 13, 2017 (HF# 6 - Sep 2012)
William R. Mutter, 90, USN, Feb 9, 2017 (HF# 17 – Apr 2015)
Curtis L. Layton, 96, USN, Feb 2, 2017 (HF# 6 – Sep 2012)
Howard W. Stull, 93, USN, Jan 31, 2017 (HF# 4 – May 2012)
Robert A. Kinslow, 95, USN, Jan 30, 2017 (HF# 7 – Oct 2012)
Howard “Gray” Harvey, 92, Jan 26, 2017 (HF # 9 – May 2013)

2016
William LaBar, 91, USA, Dec 31, 2016 – HF# 6 (Sep 2012)
Frances M. Franklin, 94, USA, Dec 30, 2016 – HF# 8 (Mar 2013)
Gay D. Pilcher, 87, USA, Dec 28, 2016 – HF# 17 (Apr 2016)
Mac E. McQuillen, 90, USA, Dec 27, 2016 – HF# 6 (Sep 2012)
Luz H. Pena, 93, USA, Dec 26, 2016 – HF# 11 (Oct 2013)
Lee S. Friberg, 89, USMM, Dec 25, 2016 – HF# 12 (Apr 2014)
Milton H. Collier, 92, USN, Dec 24, 2016 – HF# 17 (Apr 2016)
John J. Kleine, 92, USN/USA, Dec 24, 2016 – HF# 5 (Jun 2012)
Steven Z. Jones, 92, USAAF, Dec 21, 2016 – HF# 8 (Mar 2013)
Arthur R. Toman, 94, USN, Dec 15, 2016 – HF# 5 (Jun 2012)
Sam Cohen, 97, USAAC, Dec 10, 2016 – HF# 19 (Oct 2015)
Edward S. Lopez, 90, USA, Dec 5, 2016 – HF# 22 (Sep 2016)
Eugene J. Arneson, 96, USAAF, Nov 27, 2016 – (Northern Arizona HF)
Keith W. Steffy, 96, USAAC, Nov 26, 2016 - HF# 11 (Oct 2013)
Stanley G. “Doc” Tylman, 95, USA, Nov 22, 2016 - HF# 11 (Oct 2013)
William J. Hoge, 96, USA, Nov 7, 2016 - HF# 10 (Jun 2013)
Russell C. Dorsett, 90, USMM, Nov 5, 2016 – HF# 4 (May 2012)
Charles B. Grant, 89, USN, Oct 28, 2016 - HF# 2 (Oct 2011)
William J. Sobey, 91, USN, Oct 15, 2016 - HF# 16 (Oct 2014)
Walter G. Kaput, 92, USN, Oct 8, 2016 - HF# 16 (Oct 2014)
Mary L. Magness, 95, USN, Oct 5, 2016 - HF# 12 (Apr 2014)
Vernon L. Grimes, 95, USAAF, Oct 1, 2016 - HF# 14 (Jun 2014)
Daniel Milden, 91, USN, Sep 28, 2016 – HF # 9 (May 2013)
Florence I. Rice, 95, USN, Sep 10, 2016 – (Northern Arizona HF)
James A. Stanton, 89, USA, Sep 2, 2016 – HF# 2 (Oct 2011)
Antonio M. Alvarado, 91, USA, Aug 28, 2016 – HF# 10 (Jun 2013)
George L. Rivest, 94, USAAC, Aug 24, 2016 - HF# 12 (Apr 2014)
Frank Mendez, 91, USA, Aug 16, 2016 – HF# 4 (May 2012)
Dorothy E. Montgomery, 92, USAAC, Aug 16, 2016 – HF# 10 (Jun 2013)
Harold Don, 85, USMC, Aug 2, 2016 – HF# 21 (Jun 2016)
Richard “Dick” Krahe, 90, USMC, Aug 1, 2016 – (Northern Arizona HF)
James J. Dykgraaf, 90, USN, Jul 31, 2016 – HF# 7 (Oct 2012)
William J. McMurray, 94, USAAF, Jul 31, 2016 - HF# 9 (May 2013)
Bernard Fox, 100, USA, Jul 10, 2016 (Northern Arizona HF)
Thomas L. McDevitt, 89, USA, Jun 26, 2016 – HF# 18 (Sep 2015)
Magnus W. Schulz, 88, USA, Jun 24, 2016 – HF# 17 (Apr 2015)
John C. Rabago, 100, USA, Jun 22, 2016 – HF# 1 (Sep 2011)
Jack D. Osgood, 89, USAAC, Jun 20, 2016 – HF# 5 (Jun 2012)
Neil D. Catone, 84, USAF, Jun 6, 2016 – HF# 20 (Apr 2016)
Richard F. Carey, 92, USAAC, Jun 2, 2016 (Northern Arizona HF)
Jaymes F. Berg, 89, USN, May 30, 2016 - HF# 8 (Mar 2013)
Thomas L. Fenn, Jr., 94, USA, May 28, 2016 – HF#10 (Jun 2013)
Rudolph O. Marti, Sr., 89, USN, May 28, 2016 – HF# 11 (Oct 2013)
Eldon L. Brooks, 93, USA, May 10, 2016 – HF# 11 (Oct 2013)
Robert F. Berlin, 90, USN, May 9, 2016 - HF# 3 (Nov 2011)
Jackie L. Carwell, 92, USAAF, May 7, 2016 – HF# 17 (Apr 2015)
Samuel G. Duncan, 97, USN, Apr 25, 2016 – HF# 4 (May 2012)
Daniel L. Culler, 92, USAAC, Apr 24, 2016 – HF# 11 (Oct 2013)
Harold T. Van Sickle, 94, USMM, Apr 14, 2016 – HF# 14 (Jun 2014)
James M. Sowell, 92, USAAC, Apr 1, 2016 – HF# 14 (Jun 2014)
Andrew J. Neal, Jr. 95, USAAC, Mar 31, 2016 – HF# 14 (Jun 2014)
Everett W. “Bud” English, 95, USA, Mar 29, 2016 – HF# 14 (Jun 2014)
Merald G. Meyers, 96, USA, Mar 28, 2016 – HF# 1 (Sep 2011)
Robert W. Willis, 92, USA (COE), Mar 20, 2016 – HF# 1 (Sep 2011)
Robert W. Stegman, 90, USA, Mar 12, 2016 –  HF# 11 (Oct 2013)
Donald R. Newcomer, 92, USA, Mar 10, 2016 – HF# 11 (Oct 2013)
Loren M. Thorson, 96, USN, Mar 8, 2016 – HF# 14 (Jun 2014)
Richard N. Tully, 94, USN, Mar 6, 2016 – HF# 11 (Oct 2013)
Mary J. Osterman, 90, USN, Mar 5, 2016 – HF# 14 (Jun 2014)
Earl “Dean” Reid, 90, USN, Feb 27, 2016 – HF# 8 (Mar 2013)
Einar L. Mattson, 94, USN, Feb 21, 2016 – HF# 17 (Apr 2015)
Sherman E. Walgren, 97, USN, Feb 20, 2016 – HF# 7 (Oct 2012)
James J. George, 96, USA, Feb 18, 2016 – HF# 4 (May 2012)
Carlton “Bud” Stoddard, 94, USA, Feb 17, 2016 – HF# 1 (Sep 2011)
Fred M. Hankin, Jr., 91, USN, Feb 11, 2016 – HF# 13 (May 2014)
Gilbert A. Carrillo, 90, USMC, Feb 9, 2016 – HF# 16 (Oct 2014)
Theodore “Ted” Blomquist, 91, USN, Feb 4, 2016 – HF# 12 (Apr 2014)
Robert A. Motycka, 94, USA, Jan 27, 2016 – (Northern Arizona HF)
Agapito “Pete” Tovar, 90, USN, Jan 17, 2016 – HF# 11 (Oct 2013)
Chris H. Wille, 93, USCG, Jan 12, 2016 – (Northern Arizona HF)
Archibald W. Jackson, 91, USA, Jan 7, 2016 - HF# 1 (Sep 2011)
Charles A. Kline, 95, USA, Jan 5, 2016 – HF# 11 (Oct 2013)