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  • No ‘Wall' too high for Honor Flight vet to honor pal

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    Burdette “Bud” Anderson of Waterloo visited an old hunting and fishing buddy recently – in memory and in spirit. I was with him.

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  • Neighbors in arms: Korean War combat sailors meet on Honor Flight

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Monday, October 01, 2018
    Edward Johnson and Bill Rector were both shot at -- very close to the same time, and place, on separate ships during the Korean War.

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  • Remembering Emery Finney

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Friday, September 28, 2018
    Emery Finney was known as a dependable auto mechanic and handyman. Early in his life he was handy with a machine gun -- in Europe during World War II. Finney, who fought from the D-Day invasion through the Battle of the Bulge, and served his country a second time as an Air Force aircraft mechanic during the Korean War, passed away Sept. 14 at Covenant Medical Center. He was 94 years old.

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  • Iowa Soldier Recalls POW Ordeal in Korea

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Friday, September 07, 2018
    Cecil Phipps never forgets his niece's birthday. On Aug. 28, his niece turned 65. It was also the 65th anniversary of his liberation. He served 33 months as a prisoner of the Chinese Communists in the Korean War. Phipps, 88, of Fort Dodge and his wife Joyce will be at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo Sept. 14 when the museum honors Korean War POWs, both those who returned and those who did not.

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  • D.C. military memorial cheers Iowa women vets

    Posted by Pat Kinney on Thursday, July 26, 2018
    Kathryn DiDomenico was in tears – not of grief, but of joy. Forty-five years ago, she was tending to soldiers severely wounded in Vietnam. They touched her heart. And, nearly five decades later, someone touched hers.

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