Hero Flight 2011

Remembering World War II through the eyes of Buffalo County veterans

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Age: 92Residence: Palmer
Service: U.S. Army, Nov. 15, 1941, to Dec. 23, 1945. Served in communications with the 101st Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery  C. Served in Belgium and Germany.
Family: Wife, Carol; children, Doug McIntosh, Terry McIntosh, Bert McIntosh, Jody Nelson, Rick McIntosh and Dixie McIntosh; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren
Occupation: Retired from farming and from the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Grand Island where he was an orderly
Escort: Wife, Carol

Age: 92
Residence: Palmer

Service: U.S. Army, Nov. 15, 1941, to Dec. 23, 1945. Served in communications with the 101st Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery  C. Served in Belgium and Germany.

Family: Wife, Carol; children, Doug McIntosh, Terry McIntosh, Bert McIntosh, Jody Nelson, Rick McIntosh and Dixie McIntosh; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren

Occupation: Retired from farming and from the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Grand Island where he was an orderly

Escort: Wife, Carol

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Schroeder ready, but never called to duty; discharged not once, but twice

KEARNEY — When World War II ended in 1945, jubilation filled the streets.

“Every place you went, they were whooping it up,” said Robert “Bob” Schroeder of Kearney. He will participate in the fourth Buffalo County Hero Flight June 9-11.

The war was over by Jan. 11, 1946, but the draft came for Schroeder. His older brother, Raymond, was in the U.S. Army, so when Bob got the notice that he was going to be drafted, “I didn’t have any objections.”

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Name: Gerald MinnickAge: 85Residence: Inavale
Service: U.S. Army, November 1944 to August 1946
Family: Wife, Winifred; children, Robert Minnick, Gayla Disney, Joy Chrisman, Sheila Minnick, Lisa Soflin, Ricky Minnick, Ila Chrisman, Randy Minnick and Ryan Minnick; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren
Occupation: Farmer
Escort: Son, Robert Minnick of Red Cloud

Name: Gerald Minnick
Age: 85
Residence: Inavale

Service: U.S. Army, November 1944 to August 1946

Family: Wife, Winifred; children, Robert Minnick, Gayla Disney, Joy Chrisman, Sheila Minnick, Lisa Soflin, Ricky Minnick, Ila Chrisman, Randy Minnick and Ryan Minnick; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren

Occupation: Farmer

Escort: Son, Robert Minnick of Red Cloud

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