Monday, May 5, 2014

World War II Veterans At the Harrell Presentation

I was kind of wondering how many World War II veterans were in attendance and the organizers asked how many veterans altogether were in attendance.  I had seen several enter with assistance and walkers, perhaps they might be.  They had several autographed books by Mr. Harrell and asked how many veterans were over the age of 90 and three held up their hands and received them.

Then, they asked who the youngest one was and turned out to be a 26-year-old petty officer from Great Lakes.  He got one as well.

The overall World War II total of veterans was five.

When Mr. Harrell, 89,  got to the podium, he asked how many of the World War II veterans were USMC  (he was a Marine).and two of them were Marines.  He then said, "Now you know why the Marine Corps is still looking for a few good men."

--GreGen

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