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It’s been almost 50 years since Sonny Venes of Bethel has seen his two Navy buddies Wayne Bowman and Ray Grass. They so happened to have the good fortune of working together at the air traffic control tower at the Navy Air Service in Jacksonville, Florida from 1969-1971 and became the best of friends. Back then they were only 22 and 23 years old and aviation and flying drew them together. They had a happy reunion this past March before the corona virus shut everything down. Sonny and his youngest son Jeff talk about the unforgettable experience of seeing old friends once again proving that the fastness of friendship is something time cannot change. ... See MoreSee Less

Old friends reunite after nearly 50 years

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Thank you Ingie. Great story.❤❤

Quyana everyone for the sweet, kind words! Heres a link to a slide show of the trip that I made for my dad's birthday in April...

What a good way to end this Memorial Day, watching the video and listening to my brother and nephew pay respect and show patriotism to family and friends. Thank you to all who served and to those who continue to do so.

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Ya I got ya


So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

I love these two! Thanks for sharing and thanks for your service!

Thank you so much ALL of you for sharing and for your Service! Big high all around ❣

Happy memorial day from Maryann and Wayne kernak. God bless and take care. Loves from all of us in Anchorage.

Thank you for your service Sonny.

Thank you for your service

Thank you for Sharing!


Quyana for you service.

Quyana Sonny!

Hey Jeff Venes how did you get to be on the Delta Discovery

Hi Sonny

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The Delta Discovery

Kuskokwim families welcome the arrival of the smelt with dipnetting along the banks of the river. ... See MoreSee Less

Bethel Smelting

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Nerrsaalag ukuni LoL 😝

Sandra Fisher-Allen

Quyana for sharing.

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