Shirley Ponikvar and her 7-year-old daughter Janie leave Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska after the death of Shirley's husband
Colony Glacier is the site of a salvage operation underway by the Air Force. They are recovering the remains of a C-124 airplane that crashed in 1952. July 12, 2012
In this June 10, 2015 file photo, U.S. Marines Capt. David Gooch, with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, walks past an aircraft wheel assembly resting on the ice surface of Colony Glacier in Alaska.
Salvage crews negotiate crevasses on Colony Glacier. The military is recovering pieces of a C-124 that crashed in 1952. July 12, 2012.
Capt. John Ponikvar
Photo of Mt. Gannett from crash investigation. Circle indicates point of impact.
Janie Fowler reminiscing about her father, John Ponikvar, with her husband Billy.
Janie Fowler is handed her father's funeral flag.
Air Force honor guard escorts the remains of Capt. John Ponikvar.
Larry and Mitzi Meadows at the memorial marker for John Ponikvar, Mitzi's brother.
Memorial marker for John Ponikvar at Calvary Cemetery in Chisholm, Minnesota.
Captain John Ponikvar and his wife, Shirley.
Photo of Capt. John Ponikvar in his Air Force dress uniform.
Capt. John Ponikvar with his twin sister Mitze (left) and Sonie.
High school graduation photo of John Ponikvar.
Photo of John Ponikvar taken in front of his boyhood home in Chisholm, Minnesota.