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  • Omaha Beach vet 95 dies morning after D Day anniversary

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Friday, June 08, 2018
    Verle Buck has survived his last D-Day. The World War II veteran of Omaha Beach at D-Day passed away Thursday morning – one day after the 74th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. He was 95, had cancer, and had been in hospice care for several weeks. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army's 149th Engineer Combat Battalion at Omaha on June 6, 1944. Buck believes they were in the first or second wave of troops to hit the beach at about 6:30 a.m.

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  • Honor Flight warms hearts of Cold War/Korea vets Part 2

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Thursday, May 24, 2018
    There‘s a lot of people who put the “honor” into Honor Flight. As some 100 veterans of the Korean, Cold War and Vietnam wars ventured from the Cedar Valley to Washington, D.C. for another Honor Flight to see Washington, D.C. military memorials, they received a hero's welcome from many sources.

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  • Honor Flight warms hearts of Cold War/Korea vets Part I

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Several Cold Warriors became “road warriors” this past week, accompanying a larger group of mosty Vietnam veterans on the 21sth Honor Flight from the Waterloo Regional Airport to visit U.S military memorials in Washington D.C.

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  • Pat Kinney Interviews Helen Brezina & Justin Scott

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Helen Brezina tightly clasped the hand of her newfound friend, Justin Scott. Her grip was as tight at the bond between her late husband, Rudy Brezina, and Justin's late grandfather, Henry Scott of Maquoketa, who served together in an ambulance unit during the Korean War.

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  • Pat Kinney Interviews Craig White

    Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    The Grout Museum District's Pat Kinney interviewed Cedar Valley Honor Flight co-organizer Craig White, a Vietnam veteran, about the upcoming Honor Flight May 22 from the Waterloo Regional Airport.

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