Veteran, 100, Finally Getting High School Diploma

Posted by qmtroy on June 29, 2014 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Associated Press | Jun 28, 2014


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- A 100-year-old Army veteran of World War II is finally getting his high school diploma -- as is his great-grandson.


George Hulka Jr. made it to eighth grade at a one-room schoolhouse and worked on his family's dairy farm in the upstate New York town of Saratoga before being drafted ahead of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941.


He went on to fight as a rifleman from North Africa to G...

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World War II Vet Jack Thurman shares his Iwo Jima storiesBy Jessica Benes Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

Posted by qmtroy on February 23, 2014 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Battle of Iwo Jima veteran U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jack Thurman talks Wednesday about an injury he suffered during the fight in 1945. This week marks the 69th anniversary of the key World War II battle. ( Matthew Jonas )

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Military Articles Veterans Heroes Navajo code talkers share stories of service Robert Walley and Bill Toledo, former Marines assigned to field communications in the South Pacific, are touring the US to raise awareness about Navajo code

Posted by qmtroy on October 22, 2013 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By Diana Washington Valdez
El Paso Times

Navajo Code Talkers who served in World War II discussed their work and signed autographs today at Fort Bliss.

Robert Walley, 93, and Bill Toledo, 89, both former Marines who were assigned to field communications duties in the South Pacific, are on a national tour to raise awareness about the Navajo code t...

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