The boys were back in town in 1945, on furlough, before they were due to go to the Pacific theater.
Richard McKown, then 22, a former football and hockey player from Pipestone, saved a U.S. ship from a Japanese kamikaze attack in 1945. Next post at 6 p.m.
Harry Kies received a battlefield promotion to lieutenant colonel in 1945 after parachuting into France on D-day. Next post at 6 p.m.
Lester Baumgard of rural Worthington, was wounded in action on Mindanao in May 1945. Next post at 6 p.m.
He’s blind, but he’s watching us, said this 1945 State Bank of Worthington advertisement prompting people to purchase war bonds to support the government’s war effort. A guilt trip in a good cause, I like to think. Next post at 6 p.m.