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Family Takes Local WWII Veteran Down Memory Lane

Retired farmer Eugene Howard of Granger sailed all over the Pacific Ocean on the USS Intrepid during WWII, but by age 91.5 he had still never been on an airplane, never been away from the farm overnight, and never stayed in a hotel.  His daughter Denise recently asked him “Now that you don’t have to […]

WWII Veteran Gene Durham Takes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Who wouldn’t want to be aboard a yacht, floating in the waters of Hawaii, escaping the December weather of Missouri? Sounds like a perfect vacation, but for the crew members of Gene Durham’s future ship, it was a nightmare. The yacht, Elvida arrived in Hawaii on December 5, 1941. The newly commissioned YP-109 submarine chaser […]