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John Dutcher of Platteville (right) is pictured with retired Army Warrant Officer Gerry Wold (center) and his wife, Elissa, aboard an Army Lockheed C-130 Hercules on a flight to Dobbins Air Force Base, Georgia. Retired veterans are allowed to fly military aircraft on a space-available basis. Dutcher is a retired sergeant first class. All members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 229th Engineer Company who retired after 20 years are eligible for the benefit.