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L TRIBUNE Inside Wednesday, November 5, 2003 Page 3 I Veteran -- From front page men were trans- 4-engine transport We flew in luxury, There was a glitch, however. the men arrived in their orders didn&apos;t. y the 92nd grOUp was stationed of London near There were air- over the Midlands Conrad remem- were headquar- the army base, but . air force men Separate dining room. know the reason arrangement unless leceasary because of schedules of volved in the air mis- remembers well to Schweinfort, on August 17, targeted their and Conrad's plane His oxygen supply as a result, but he You never You would get back, about those mis- - earned the distin- cross for com- missions, which a COuple dollars raise in pay. More importantly, it meant that he had lived to tell about his experiences. Not all his buddies were so fortunate. The hardest day Conrad experienced came when the war was nearly over and he was stationed in Alexandria, Louisiana. At that time he was a B17 instructor. The special order clerk got orders to leave, and that move cre- ated a vacancy. Conrad ended up being assigned spe- cial order clerk. He says his first day on that job was ter- rible. One special perk of that job, however, was being able to type his own dis- charge orders on October 16. Actually, he typed the orders that sent him and others to Virginia for processing before being discharged. Conrad didn't put down permanent roots for several years after the war. He took advantage of the GI bill and enrolled in Valparaiso University in Indiana, where he completed 2 1/2 years of education. In 1951 he grad- uated with a degree in sci- ence from the University of Nebraska. An army buddy of Conrad invited him on a fish- ing trip to Minnesota one summer. He and his buddy soqn decided to buy a small resort north of Park Rapids, which they named Friendly Acres. On one of his trips to Minnesota, Conrad read about an opening in the Slayton school system. He interviewed and was hired as a science teacher. As fate would have it, one of the other new teachers was a young home economics teacher named Jan. Later she and Herman were mar- ried. Having a family, a resort, and a teaching posi- tion got to be too much, so Conrad sold out his share of the resort to his friend's father and focused on teach- ing. He took advantage of National Science Foundation grants several summers and earned his master's degree in biology from Drake University. Herman and Jan retired to Westbrook in 1986 and are looking forward to moving into the recently completed duplex on the east side of Westbrook. Swimming pool-- From page 1 The thought is to have every civic organization in the community work together with ideas, work- ers, and funds. Aplanning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12, in City Hall at 5 PM. Contact Rachel Christians at 274-5110 if you are interested in attending this meeting. Our local pool can be considered a luxury, but as one person said, It's great for a small town like Westbrook to have a pool. Many of the local residents benefit, directly or indirect- ly, because of the pool. When the children are whiling away their sum- mer days at the pool, their mothers, neighbors, or grandparents get a break. Mothers with younger chil- dren accompany the chil- dren to the pool and get to socialize with other young mothers. The entire com- munity benefits because it is providing a safe place for its younger residents to spend their time. Senior- age residents have also had special times set aside for them so they can enjoy the pool without interference from youngsters. For those who have money burning a hole in their pockets, the swim- ming pool fund is always open at the local bank. There is no need to wait for a fundraiser; donations will be accepted anytime. CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE BIG RESULTS WALNUT GROVE -- Lots of little spooks and goblins i were out trick or treating Friday night. WALNUT GROVE -- This dad accompanied his kids Friday night while they went trick or treating. the pictures in Conrad's scrapbook shows him with the crew of the Officers are in the front row and enlisted men in the back row. Conrad "from the right in the back row. el us on the Web at lyon-siouxpress.com Come and join us for coffee and cookies as we Salute our Veterans on Tuesday, November 11th from 9:00 - 3:00. All Veterans sign up for door prizes. SlUKING INVESTHEN INgJRANCE rOIC CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 oR 1-800-410-1859 Buy, Sell, or Rent in the Classified ads Sentinel Tribune Ph. 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Open House 00UNDAY, NOV. 9- 1-oo TO 4:OO P.M. ...... : 7: -: : Recently built duplex in Westbrook. Matt Jackels Construction Inc. 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