Six local veterans returned home to hundreds of people cheering them at Tucson International Airport on Monday evening, May 14, 2018, after returning from three days in Washington, D.C., as part of Honor Flight.

They were part of a larger group of 23 vets from the Tucson area. Nearly 150 veterans from Green Valley and Sahuarita have gone on the trip.


Navy and Korean War veteran Bill Sproull of Green Valley, right, gets a handshake from Steve Asp, past commander of Oro Valley American Legion…

World War II veteran Joe Chmeil, whose guardian was his daughter Roberta O’Key, enjoyed the welcome home.

Fred Bjorling was joined by his son Kurt as his guardian on the three-day trip.

A 2018 Honor Flight participant, Marine and Korean War vet Neil Helgath of Green Valley, center, is greeted as he makes his way through the airport.

Arizona Rangers Madera Company from Green Valley led the veterans through the airport.

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