Tag Archives: WWII

Profile in Service: Warren Eddy

A Boy Lands on Normandy and Becomes a Man By: Fred M. Apgar Warren Eddy was the youngest of six children who were raised in a rural part of northern Minnesota. Shortly after he graduated from high school, his family … Continue reading

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Profile in Service: Harry Miller

By: Fred Apgar With a career that spanned two branches of service and three wars, Harry Miller exemplifies the value of service to our nation. Miller grew up in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest of six children. To help support his … Continue reading

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Profiles of Service: Buck Weaver

By: Fred Apgar Robert “Buck” Weaver was born in 1918 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the fourth child in a family of two brothers and a sister, who spoiled “little Buck” as they grew older. Buck’s father, John P., was … Continue reading

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What it Feels Like to be a Veteran

By: Peter Sessum Looking at pictures of a military airplane bone-yard I couldn’t help but think that is what it felt like to be a veteran. Made for a specific purpose and once the purpose is served, discarded and left … Continue reading

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The Story of Ervin Schmidt, Pearl Harbor Survivor

Ervin Schmidt said they were just a couple good Christian boys on the way to church when the “Battle Stations” call went out. Schmidt and his friend, USS California shipmate Herbert Curtis, ran to the ship. It was Dec. 7, … Continue reading

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Horace Greasley, Surviving WWII Like a Boss

By: Peter Sessum The title of Greatest Generation is given to everyone who fought in WWII. Liberating the world from tyranny was not an easy feat and serving with men of such high caliber it is difficult to stand out. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Month By Recognizing True American Heroes

By: Peter Sessum When most people think of the “Greatest Generation” they picture a platoon of fresh faced, corn-fed farm boys from the Midwest and one wise cracking kid from Brooklyn. It is the movie stereotype of the WWII American … Continue reading

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