Pvt. John Howard Strain and the Alhambra American Legion's WWI legacy.
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As I watched her approach, my pulse quickened. In my mind, I recited what I would say to her.
"I was a member of the Untied States Air Force for 24 years, 4 months, and 29 days. I served in the U.S. and overseas at twenty different permanent duty stations which was quite rare. I retired from the United States Air Force Accounting and Finance Center Denver, Colorado in 1978 with the rank of Master Sergeant."
Second female commander in 38 years.
I want to tell you about my friend Wayne Nichols, a WWII hero. Wayne was just 17 when the landing craft he was on, along with a contingent of over 200 Marines, was involved in the battle for Iwo Jima.
One basketball player (Army 1st Lt. Werner Brown), who was killed in Vietnam in 1968. A picture of him with his high school teammates, also all veterans of the Vietnam War, depicts and describes what it was like for teammates getting bad news from home while serving in the military.
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WWI hero honored in his hometown, by members of Post 83 that bears his name.
Post 350 American Legion Elk Rapids Michigan