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Gregg Warland, of Fort Dodge

November 11, 2013 When Gregg Warland, of Fort Dodge, arrived at U.S. Marine Corps boot camp in 1978, he already had some military experience under his belt. more »»

Gordon Mooney, of Sac County

November 10, 2013 SAC COUNTY — Gordon Mooney was driving an enormous truck in Iraq one day in 2004 when a rocket-propelled grenade sailed over the vehicle. more »»

Chuck Rees, of Fort Dodge

November 9, 2013 VINCENT — Chuck Rees enlisted in the Navy in 1951 thinking he had found a way to serve his country without getting into too much danger. ‘‘I thought the Navy was safer,’’ the Vincent man said. more »»

Melvin Gray of Fort Dodge

November 8, 2013 Dinner for 150 was Melvin Gray’s specialty when he cooked in Army kitchens in the United States and the former West Germany. more »»

Herman Larson, of Stratford

November 6, 2013 STRATFORD — The climax of every combat flight for Herman Larson involved plunging down through the sky at an extremely steep angle over a Japanese-held island, unleashing bombs and bullets and then... more »»

Art Downard, of Webster City

November 6, 2013 WEBSTER CITY — During World War II, Art Downard taught Army Air Corps officers the ins and outs of administrative duties, then moved on to the Phillippines to join an aerial photography unit. more »»

Olson Family, of Fort Dodge

November 5, 2013 When Carl J. Olson went to France to help defeat the German kaiser’s armies, he began a tradition of military service carried on by his descendants in Fort Dodge today. more »»

Donald Carlson, of Fort Dodge

November 4, 2013 Donald Carlson was among the draftees who had just arrived at Fort Carson, Colo. more »»

Corrine Canon, of Fort Dodge

November 3, 2013 During dozens of flights, Corrine Canon made sure the passengers aboard her airliner were safe and comfortable. She even served meals. more »»

Tom Engler, of Fort Dodge

November 2, 2013 Tom Engler was a Navy sailor during World War II, but he did relatively little sailing. The Fort Dodge man said he was never assigned to a ship during his three years in the service. more »»

Don Smith, of Fort Dodge

November 1, 2013 Don Smith sailed through the Pacific Ocean in the final year of World War II on a ship loaded with tons of explosive fuel while Japanese submarines and boobytraps called mines lurked beneath the... more »»

Bernie Rosch, of Fort Dodge

November 11, 2012 When Bernie Rosch was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965, he wasn’t sent to the front lines in Vietna. more »»

Charlie Lombard, of Fort Dodge

November 10, 2012 When Charlie Lombard thumbs through an album full of photos from his military days, the black and white images help him travel back across decades and miles to South Korea. more »»

Paul Reedy, of Fort Dodge

November 9, 2012 When veteran Paul Reedy joined the United States Army in 1941, World War II had not yet reached the United States. He was just 17 years old and a recent high school graduate. more »»

Richard Bergstrom, of Fort Dodge

November 7, 2012 When orthopedic surgeon Richard Bergstrom operates on a patient at Trinity Regional Medical Center the background noise is a lot quieter and much more peaceful than what he got to listen to during... more »»

Aubrey King of Manson

November 5, 2012 MANSON — Aubrey King keeps a scrapbook of photos from his time overseas in the Korean War. more »»

Ray Johnson, of Algona

November 4, 2012 ALGONA — The desire to learn a skilled trade led Ray Johnson, a Humboldt native, to enter into military service. “I did a semester of college before I went in,” said Johnson. “I went voluntarily. more »»

Jerry Ascherl, of Fort Dodge

November 3, 2012 Jerry Ascherl had just turned 18 in November of 1968 and had nothing to do after he was laid off from a job. “It was a seasonal job, and they didn’t have any work for me in the winter,” he said. more »»

Keith Bryhne, of Fort Dodge

November 2, 2012 Keith Bryhne had only been in Iraq for a couple of hours one evening in 2008 when explosions rattled the military base that would be his home for the next six months. more »»

Walter DeLanoit, of Badger

November 1, 2012 BADGER — Climbing out of submarines and into small boats in the Pacific Ocean during the dark of night was routine for Walter DeLanoit during the first half of his Marine Corps service. more »»



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