- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - The Cherokee Nation is flying seven Cherokee World War II veterans to Washington to tour memorial sites.

Tuesday’s Cherokee Warrior Flight is similar to what’s offered by the national Honor Flight organization, which takes veterans to the nation’s capital to see memorials dedicated in honor of their service.

The tribe says more than 4,000 of its members are military veterans.

The group traveling this week will visit the World War II Memorial, the U.S. Capitol and other sites in Washington. Those participating in the flight are: 89-year-old Steve Downing Jr. of Locust Grove, 88-year-old Dewey Alberty of Tahlequah, 88-year-old Charles Carey of Hulbert, 97-year-old Guy Wilson of Hulbert, 94-year-old William Wood of Vinita, 91-year-old Eugene Fox of Bartlesville and 92-year-old Joseph Leathers of Big Cabin.


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