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Monday, December 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘WWII’

Obituary: Harry Bernhardt

Obituary: Harry Bernhardt

Harry Bernhardt July 4, 1920 – September 19, 2010 Harry Bernhardt, 90, of Berthoud, died September 19, 2010 at Longmont United Hospital. He was born July 4, 1920 in Loveland to John and Ann Marie (Bath) Bernhardt. He was raised in Loveland and attended Loveland schools. Harry married Helen “Irene” Hopp on December 2, 1938 in Brighton. He served honorably in the U.S. Army in1945 and 1946. Harry was stationed in the Philippines in the Pacific Theater. Following his ... Full Story

“When They Dropped the Bomb”

“When They Dropped the Bomb”

"When They Dropped the Bomb," Remembering August 1945 By Dr. Paul Kengor This week marks 65 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman delivered a “rain of ruin” upon Hiroshima, Japan, with Nagasaki hit three days later, killing 100,000 to 200,000. Truman’s objective was to compel surrender from an intransigent enemy that refused to halt its naked aggression. The barbarous mentality of 1940s Japan was beyond ... Full Story

Obituary: William “Bill” Schreiner

Obituary: William “Bill” Schreiner

William "Bill" Schreiner May 1, 1924 – July 19, 2010 William "Bill" Albert Schreiner passed away peacefully at Family Health West in Fruita, Colorado on July 19, 2010. He was 86 years old. Bill was born May 1, 1924 to Fred and Amelia Schreiner in Fort Morgan, Colorado. He was the youngest of ten children. He spent his childhood in Fort Morgan and graduated from Fort Morgan High School in May, 1942. He was drafted into the military the day after his high school graduation and spent the next ... Full Story

Obituary: F. Donald McClain

Obituary: F. Donald McClain

Furman Donald McClain passed quietly in his sleep on June 2. He was born in the Village of Lombard, Ill., to Furman Delbert McClain and Muriel Hederich. Upon graduating from Union High School in Adams City, Colo., he joined the Navy in 1942. He then served on the Lexington, Enterprise and Ticonderoga ships, was a tail gunner on the SBD aircraft, fought in a commando unit in the South Pacific and saw action from the Admiralty Islands to Japan. A three-day rotation out of Saipan/Tinian put his ... Full Story

Obituary: Anton (Tony) Tysdal

Anton (Tony) Tysdal, 93, of Berthoud died early Thursday morning at Windsor Healthcare Center. Tony was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Linn Grove, Iowa to Ole and Marie Tysdal. He served in the Navy during World War II as a gunner’s mate and was at Pearl Harbor shortly after it was attacked by the Japanese. He married Marjorie Kell on March 23, 1944 in Hampton, Iowa. He worked as a conductor for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad in Iowa and excelled as a carpenter, building their home in Eagle ... 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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