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Monday, July 28, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘WW II’

Memorial Service for Sam Macdonald

Memorial Service for Sam Macdonald

    Sam Macdonald of Berthoud passed away at Pathway Hospice on December 5, 2012 at the age of 87. A memorial service will be held on December 13 at 2 p.m. at the Berthoud United Methodist Church. Ninth Street and Lake Avenue, Berthoud. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berthoud United Metodist Church Building Fund or Good Samaritan, 2101 So Garfield Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537. Obituary is now ... Full Story

Generals Run Amuck

Generals Run Amuck

        Tomgram: William Astore, Generals Behaving Badly Posted by William Astore He was “an ascetic who... usually eats just one meal a day, in the evening, to avoid sluggishness. He is known for operating on a few hours' sleep and for running to and from work while listening to audio books on an iPod... an encyclopedic, even obsessive, knowledge about the lives of terrorists... a warrior-scholar, comfortable with diplomats, politicians..." Those ... Full Story

On This Day, November 20, 1945

On This Day, November 20, 1945

Nuremberg trials begin Twenty-four high-ranking Nazis go on trial in Nuremberg, Germany, for atrocities committed during World War II. The Nuremberg Trials were conducted by an international tribunal made up of representatives from the United States, the Soviet Union, France, and Great Britain. It was the first trial of its kind in history, and the defendants faced charges ranging from crimes against peace, to crimes of war, to crimes against humanity. Lord Justice Geoffrey Lawrence, the ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert Bruce Fickel, DDS

Obituary: Robert Bruce Fickel, DDS

R. Bruce Fickel, D.D. S., “Doc” as he was known to the Berthoud community, died on March 9, 2011, just three weeks prior to his 99th birthday. Doc was born in Edina, Missouri, the son of Lee A. and Charlotte Louise Harvey Fickel. He attended the University of Missouri for two years, after which he was employed as a social worker in the Knox County Welfare Department. He then enrolled in and was graduated from Washington University Dental School in 1941. That same year he opened his ... Full Story

Goodbye “Doc” Fickel

Goodbye “Doc” Fickel

Dr. Robert Bruce (Doc) Fickel, DDS March 30, 1912 – March 9, 2011 Berthoud lost one of its most beloved residents today when R. Bruce (Doc) Fickel died this morning (March 9) in Longmont United Hospital. Doc was born to Lee and Lottie Fickel in Edina, Missouri, on March 30 1912. According to Doc, the Fickel’s were minority Protestant Republicans in a Catholic Democratic town. He remained a staunch Republican his whole life. He attended the University of ... Full Story

Berthoud WWII Veterans Visit Washington D.C. Memorial

Berthoud WWII Veterans Visit Washington D.C. Memorial Honoring Service

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder   It was over 60 years ago when 17 year old Frank Macdonald (always known by his middle name, Sam) voluntarily inducted into the Army’s infantry. A short time later he and 186 men of the 4th Division, Company I, were marching through Europe, digging foxholes and trenches, engaging in combat, fighting and dying. Only 13 returned. Last Tuesday, Macdonald and 182 other World War II veterans from Colorado were flown to Baltimore, Md., and from ... Full Story

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