My father, Raymond B. Kelsey, was drafted into the Army during the last year of World War I. Upon his graduation from college he accepted a commission in the Army Reserves, was activated in 1941 and served in the United States and Europe. He was again called to active duty during the Korean War. I served in the Navy during Korea and in the Air Force during Vietnam. Both of us are/were life members of Post 22 in Manning, Iowa, with well over 100 years of Legion membership. My grandson Jonathan Kelsey is now serving in the Coast Guard.
Lt. Col. Donn R. Kelsey, USAF Ret., El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Donn R. Kelsey