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t Navel Oranges $25 Per Case Ruby Red Grapefruit $25 Per Case Mixed - 1/2 Oranges & 1/2 Grapefruits $25 Per Case To Order Ask Any Rotarian or Call Doug Johnson 792-5911 Deadline for Orders is Nov. 21 Deliveries Will Be Dec. 9 - 10 Citrus Sales help the Rotary support following Projects... MPHS Student Scholarships World Polio Eradication Mt. Pulaski Library Summer Reading Interview With Terry Davis By Aaron Davis What war did you serve in? Vietnam. How old were you? Eighteen. Veteran Interviews - Mrs. Wilham's Where did you sleep? Hooch - six man barracks. What was the weather like? Summer was very hot and there were monsoons. Did you get hurt? Nope, very lucky. Mt. Pulaski Comunity Pride Mt. Pulaski Veterans Memorial Mt. Pulaski Rotary - Established 1936 Class His crew was credited with shooting down enemy planes. Interview with Grandpa By Thomas Stauffer He joined the Navy in 1953 and served for 20-years. He went to Antarctica with operation Deep Freeze. They were all by themselves for a year. For five months planes could get to them. He spent two nights at the South Pole in 1963. He was an enlisted man and later became an officer. He retired as a Com- mander. He was on several ships. He flew over the magnetic North Pole. Interview with Dean Skelton By Austin Killion What branch of the military were you in? In the U.S. Army during Viemam War. How old were you and how long did you serve? I went in at nineteen and served two years. Did you ever shoot a gun? I was a sharpshooter with an M-16. What countries did you serve in? I served all of my time in Germany. What rank were you? I started as a private fwst class and was promoted to sergeant. What was your job? I was a clerk. Were you drafted? In enlisted. Interview with Grandpa Jake Burge By Victoria Hernandez What branch of the military were you Be How long did you serve? Three years. Were you scared? At times, in? U.S. Army. What did you do in the war? Radio Did you go to boot camp? Fort Leonar- What was your title? Private First i Relay Attendant. dwood and Fort Gordon. Class. 1 What kind of food did you eat? Mess Did you know anyone that died? Yes. A What war did you serve in? Vietnam Hall food. couple of friends. War. t At the ,O Mt. Pulaski Christian Did you keep anything from the war? A Vietnamese straw hat and memories - good and bad. My grandpa, Raymond Batchelder By Brandon Batchelder He was drafted into the Army in 1957 and began his basic training in Ft. Mead, MD. After basic training, he sailed on a ship to Germany where he served for two years. He couldn't remember the name of the ship but he said it was used to carry soldiers and supplies overseas. There wasn't a war going on but they still trained for any battle. His main job was driving tanks and then for the last six months he drove the platoon leader around in a jeep. He said this was his favorite job. I think it is cool that my grandpa drove a tank. Interview with Great Grandpa - Allen Goff By Todd Kelly He served in WWII in the Navy from Feb. 1944 to May 1946. He started his training at the Great Lakes Naval Base. After that he went to Norfolk, Virginia for amphibious training. He was assigned to LST 698. LST stands for Landing Ship Tank. It carried trucks and people. His crew was the first to use it. It was built in 1945. He spent a lot of his time in the Philip- pines. He also spent some time at Pearl Harbor. He was in three invasions. While in the Philippines he got caught in a typhoon. What years were you there? 1968 - 1970. What were your missions? I was a combat fighter and forklift operator. I served in the TET offensive. I was sent to Saigon as a crane operator on piers. At Wonder Beach I operated a forklift. At Fort Klift I was a forklift operator to supply troops. How old were you when you went in the Army? Seventeen. How long did you serve? Four years. Were you ever scared? Yes. One night "Charlle" sent rockets into camp. Later "Charlie" bombed a fuel depot and I was injured. He was sent to Washington D.C. and received the Purple Heart in 1970. My Veteran By Madison Blaum what armed forces were you in? Marines. How long did you serve? Four years. Did you like being in the Marines. Yes. Were you in any wars? No. Did you go to any countries? Australia, Japan, Okinawa Japan, and states - Cali- fornia and Alaska. what was it like? It was like a job. I was in motor transport. Were you injured? I hurt my back and was almost paralyzed. If you could, would you still be in the Marines? Yes. Do you still talk to anyone you served with? Yes. what do you think of the war now? It needs to be over with and we need to bring our troops home: 8 Mt. Pulaski Times Nov. 19, 2011