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Friday, July 1, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘WWII’

Obituary: Don Jones

Obituary: Don Jones

Born In Berthoud Jan 26, 1925 Don attended his High School in Arvada and he graduated High School in 1943. After graduating, he and his family moved back to Berthoud until he joined the Army in 1944, where he served in WWII as a truck driver from 1944 – 1946. He was one of the first to land on the island of Japan with the 41st infantry, after the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945.Upon his return from the Army, he moved back to his hometown of Berthoud where he met his beautiful soul ... Full Story

Obituary: Milton Lowell Hamann

Obituary: Milton Lowell Hamann

Milton Lowell HamannJanuary 25, 1927 ~ September 14, 2015Milton L. Hamann of Longmont, died September 14, 2015 at Life Care Center of Longmont. He was 88 Years old. He was born January 25, 1927 in Leigh, Nebraska to Henry Alexander and Freida Marie (Claussen) Hamann. He grew up on farms in Montana and Nebraska. He attended high school in Grand Island, Nebraska.He married Vivian V. Lett on September 3, 1950 in Holyoke, Colorado. They moved to Arvada and then to Longmont in 1967. They were ... Full Story

Obituary: Max N Schaal

Obituary: Max N Schaal

He was born Jan 26, 1925 to Newton and Etta Schaal, on a ranch near Limon Colo. Max grew up at the site of the United States Air Force Academy and was a veteran of War II. After being discharged from the Army, he came to Berthoud, and farmed prior to operating a Machining business with Brothers Dale and Jack for fifteen years, doing business with IBM and Hewitt Packard, and later operating a 1600 acre ranch with his Brother Dale at Woodrow, Colo. He married Marjorie Schleiger in 1956 and was ... Full Story

Obituary: Lyle Dean Ellis

Obituary: Lyle Dean Ellis

November 9, 1921 – September 1, 2014 Lyle Dean Ellis quietly passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at the age of 92 at home surrounded by family. Lyle was born in Norton County, Kansas on November 9, 1921 to Mary Velma Higgins and John Elmer Ellis. He lived in Norton with his parents and his brother Chester “Chet” and his sister Lucille. The family moved north of Anton, Colorado in 1930. Lyle attended the Arickaree School and was raised on the family farm where he learned to farm, tend ... Full Story

Obituary: James Laffoon

Obituary: James Laffoon

James J. Laffoon, of Berthoud and recently of Loveland, died August 20, 2014 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. He was 89-years-old. Jim was born November 6, 1924 in Woodrow, Colorado to Ross Morton Laffoon and Bessie Canatsey Laffoon. He grew up on a farm on the eastern plains of Colorado and later moved to Aurora where he graduated from William Smith High School. Jim served in the US Army, from 1943 until 1946, and played euphonium in the Army band. The first time he met Joyce Bleil at a ... Full Story

 Drafted by the National Security State

 Drafted by the National Security State

  Posted by William Astore at 8:03am, June 12, 2014. Click on picture for more images of Willie and Joe On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Brian Williams led off NBC Nightly News this way: “On our broadcast tonight, the salute to the warriors who stormed the beaches here in Normandy...”  It’s such a commonplace of our American world, that word “warriors” for those in the U.S. military or, as is said time and again, our “wounded warriors” for those hurt in ... Full Story

Veterans Day Thoughts

  No Glory in War for this Veteran By Andrew Larkin I am a veteran – of the Vietnam era, as are my friends and my brothers. My father, uncles, and an aunt were veterans of World War II. A great uncle was stationed on a battleship during World War I.  A great-grandfather fought in the Civil War, an immigrant in an Illinois regiment who suffered the rest of his life from his bullet wound. Veterans Day on November 11 was formerly Armistice Day, celebrating the end of the Great War. But it ... Full Story

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

  Donald Eugene Dortch, 89 years old, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, passed away on Oct. 14, 2013. Donald was born in Berthoud Colorado Oct. 3, 1924, to the late Finley and MaryAnn Dortch. Donald graduated from Berthoud High School, joined the army and served in WWII. Donald served in the US Army, receiving the Victory Medal in WWII, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and 4 Bronze Stars for major battles. After being discharged from the military, he ... Full Story

Obituary: Leah M. Moore

Obituary: Leah M. Moore

  Leah M. Moore, 97, of Loveland died peacefully at her daughter’s home October 8, 2013. She was born March 30, 1916 in Severance, Colorado, to Fred and Katherine Brunner. Leah graduated from Eaton High School in 1934 and graduated with a Nursing degree at Presbyterian School of Nursing in 1937. She was surgical nurse at Loveland Memorial Hospital for over many years, retiring in 1975. She has lived in Loveland for 51 years before moving to Berthoud 7 years ago. Leah married Paul Moore ... Full Story

Obituary: Phillip Hart, Jr.

Obituary: Phillip Hart, Jr.

Phillip Hart, Jr. January 9, 1918 ~ September 23, 2013 Phillip Hart, Jr. died September 23, 2013 at the age of 95. Phillip was born January 9, 1918 in Berthoud, Colorado to Phillip and Katrina (Burback) Hart. He was baptized and confirmed in the German Congregational Church of Berthoud. Phillip grew up on a farm and worked for an implement dealer before being drafted into the Army in 1942. He was in the first amphibious Engineering Commando that was formed. His unit invaded North Africa on ... Full Story

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