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Mulberry resident Anton Zemlock served as a gunner on a Sherman tank. Nothing about him would betray the fact that he spent four months as a prisoner of war in Germany. He lived through ordeals that … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives. 100 Years Ago - May 19, 1923: Two well-known operas, “Madame Butterfly” and “La Boheme,” will be given in connection with … more
Already an attorney before the war, Paul Wilbert returned from the battlefield to his law practice in Pittsburg where no one ever suspected he worked as a counterintelligence agent for the Army … more
Richard Parrish led a full life, from serving as a corporal in an Army MASH during World War II, a Pittsburg City Commissioner, a photographer, and owner of Dick’s Electronics. He was well liked … more
John Harry still had vivid memories of the war more than 40 years later. Perhaps because of his years as an English teacher or his personality, his ease in storytelling made his interview an … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 13-15, 1923 The board of the Chamber of Commerce at its weekly meeting at Bussey's annex today, went on record … more
Lebro Grislano served as a radio operator/machine gunner on B-25 bombers over the Pacific. After the war, he returned home to a career as a high school coach. More than forty years after the war, the … more
Before the age of 26, Henri Freyburger witnessed more war than most see in a lifetime. Born in the Alsace region of France, Mr. Freyburger was drafted into the German Army after the fall of his … more
The oral history of Leron Brown
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A life-long resident of Weir, Leron Brown was born in 1917, he was drafted into the Army in 1942. Serving as a cavalry scout, he was captured by the Germans in August of 1944. Brown spent a month in … more
The Oral History of Lawrence Bowyer
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In January of 1989, PHS students Kevin Malle and Jamey Johnson sat down with retired high school teacher Lawrence Bowyer and were struck by the unmistaken bearing of a military man. At the time of … more
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