Memorial Ceremony Honors Sacrifice of Local WWI Soldier

In honor of Cpl. Alvin T. Rehmeyer, members of the American Legion Riders Stewart Post No. 455 recently held a memorial flag line ceremony at St. John Lutheran Church’s cemetery in York to mark the 100th anniversary of the Red Lion native’s death in World War I.

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Soldier Stories: Adventures of a Tunnel Rat

Imagine crawling into a dark, narrow underground tunnel, not knowing if there are enemy soldiers waiting to slit your throat or shoot you without even a moment’s notice. This was the everyday experience of Douglas Graybill Jr., an American “tunnel rat” in the Vietnam War.

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The Ripple Effect: A Pilot, a Teacher, and a Teen

My friend Bill passed away some years ago, and following his interment I wrote two letters. One was to his wife, expressing gratitude for his having introduced me to the world of private flying, as well as his encouragement while I earned my own pilot’s license.

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Soldier Stories: The Fighting Quaker

Retired schoolteacher Jim Dixon was raised a Quaker. But unlike most Quakers, who are pacifists, Dixon joined the U.S. Marine Corps and experienced brutal combat in the Vietnam War.

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Armistice Agreement Ended Korean War 65 Years Ago This Month

The Korean War, which began on June 25, 1950, when the North Koreans invaded South Korea, officially ended on July 27, 1953.

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Soldier Stories: Vietnam Artillery Veteran Stopped Runaway Train

After serving eight months in Vietnam as an artilleryman, Jon Hosfeld was no stranger to danger.

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Capital Area Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair Returning to Camp Hill

Area veterans of all ages, active military, and their families are urged to attend the Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair, a free, one-day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill.

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Local Vets Encouraged to Preserve Their Stories

ALLVETS, a nonprofit group with a goal of preserving the stories of local veterans, invites veterans and the public to join them at their monthly recording meetings, held at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, January through October, at the York History Center, 250 E. Market St., York.

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