Three Watertown WWII veterans have a total of 210 years in Watertown American Legion Post # 189, each with 70 years of continuous membership. From left is Post Commander Ron Krueger, Gordon Checki, US Navy, served on the USS Little Rock, cruised from the north Atlantic, around Cape Horn, into the Pacific and to Africa; Earl Maas, US Navy, a Seabee assigned to Manila after the reparation of the Philipines; and Bill Welsh, US Army/Air Force, Flight Engineer on B-17's and B-24's, including the Normandy invasion.Type your paragraph here.
World War II veterans were honored at the American Legion Post No. 189's birthday banquet on Saturday at Turner Hall. The Post has 24 WW II veterans as members, 14 of whom were in attendance. The veterans were each awarded a Quilt of Valor made by members of the local Quilters on the Rock quilt guild. Above, in back row from left, are quilters Susan Schultz, Mary Rollert, Sue Walter, Rosie Ulmer, Debbie Whiting, Jacquie Stenzel, Barb Buech, and Charleen Andracek. In the middle row from left are Gordon Checki, Pete Colletti, Frank Lindemann (hidden), Lou Rieder, Bill Schultz, Russ Weber, and Bill Welch. In front from left are Ken Ceithamer, Fred Cornelius, George Hackbarth, Adelbert Lange, Max Stueber, Newton Tucker, Earl Weihert, and Richard McLaughlin.
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