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CON Alumni Assist, Honor Veterans in D.C.

WASHINGTON – Many of the World War II veterans who recently took part in South Dakota Honor Flight #11 required some assistance in order to visit the Washington, D.C. memorial built in their honor.

Dozens of volunteers, including twins June Gratz Schnieder and Joan Gratz – both University of Iowa College of Nursing alumni – were among those helping the veterans on this special journey., part of KELOLAND TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, recently posted a feature on the volunteer efforts of the twins, who viewed this as much more than just another trip to our nation’s capital.

June, who graduate with a Masters degree in Nursing Administration ('69), lives in Sioux Falls, SD; Joan also received a Masters in Nursing Administration ('70), and resides in Omaha, NE.

The KELO-TV article and video report featuring their April Honor Flight/D.C. visit can be found here.

SD Honor Flight
With the completion of South Dakota Honor Flight #11, more than 100 World War II veterans were able travel to Washington. Additional KELO-TV Honor Flight coverage can be found here.

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May 18th, 2011