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Col. Robert D. Wilcox, World War II Air Force veteran and longtime veterans columnist for 50plus LIFE, was awarded a Quilt of Valor during a recent meeting of his local chapter of the Military Officers Association.
When George T. Heidig says, “The Navy saved my life,” he doesn’t mean it saved him from death. He means it saved him from the worse-than-hopeless path his life had taken to that point.
When Newton Dana graduated from Trenton High School in 1941 at age 17, he enrolled at Ohio State University. But by the end of his sophomore year there, the draft was about to pay him a visit.
It is with heavy hearts we note the passing of Col. Robert D. Wilcox on April 2, 2017. At age 95, his was a life long and well lived.
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