By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Local veteran returns from Honor Flight

Veteran Lamar Thiel returns to Spokane


Last updated 10/25/2022 at 10:28am

Special to The Journal

Lamar Thiel is welcomed back to Spokane after his honor flight.

RITZVILLE – After a two-day "Honor Flight" tour, Army veteran Lamar Thiel returned to the Spokane International airport on Tuesday evening, Oct. 4. The tour celebrated roughly 120 soldiers, sailors, and airmen who served during American's wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Attendees also included two World War II veterans, "one of whom landed on the beaches of Normandy at age 19," Thiel said.

Their flight departed Spokane on Monday morning and landed at Dulles airport 5.5 hours later. Soon after arrival, the group checked into a hotel, ate a tasty meal, and started touring. T...

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