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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50
(1983)

Our heroes,   pp. 68-85 PDF (4.1 MB)


Page 68

OUR HEROES
At the close of World War II the small community of Belleville
listed one hundred fifty-eight people of the community and surrounding
area who had served their country in the war. This included women too.
Ten young men lost their lives, five were prisoners of war and one
served as a fighter pilot in the R.A.F.. One had a destroyer named
after him and one was in the funeral procession of the death of a
president. All were heroes, if only for the fact that they served
their country and community in time of need.
Almost all the men and women of this community in the service
of their country wrote to Mr. Adams. They thanked him for the paper,
they praised the Red Cross for the things they received, and thanked
the churches and ladies societies of their community for all they
contributed.
All the letters were interesting and timely. I did not intentionally
leave out names or letters. It is my hope that you find that this is
a cross section of all the letters and news items and you will share
with me the feeling of a time gone.


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