ST. CLOUD - A St. Cloud man is taking a trip to Alaska, and he's bringing three local veterans with him. Bob Erickson has visited Alaska over 20 times, and has written two books about his adventures.

He says for his next trip he's offering to bring three veterans with him on an all-expenses paid eight-day trip.

You have to be able bodied, because it's going to be a long trip up there. As well as local things that they've helped on after they've gotten out of the service.

Erickson says the veterans who are chosen will get to do and see a lot.

We're going to have a rafting trip in the glaciers, two fishing trips, and they'll see crafts up there that are amazing. Amazing people up there. And, a lot of surprises.

The deadline to apply for the trip to Alaska is July 20th. The VFW Post 428 in St. Cloud will select the winners, and they'll be announced on July 26th at the St. Cloud Rox game. The trip will be from August 31st through September 8th.

We do have applications here at the WJON newsroom.