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Sand Lake Alumni to salute Veterans

Front row: (L to R) Jerry Bergman, Bob Duschane, James Plite. Back row: (L to R) Charlie Northup, Harvey Scheck, Don Roberts. These six Sand Lake graduates enlisted in the U.S. Army, in October 1950, during the Korean War. This picture was in the G.R. Press with a story of small town friends enlisting together. All six went to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, for basic training. Afterward two were sent to Korea, one to Japan, two to Germany, and one remained at Camp McCoy. The six were discharged in October 1952, found jobs, and were married in the summer of 1953. Four couples were married for 50 years or more, and two couples lost their spouses early on in their marriages. Not a divorce among them!

Front row: (L to R) Jerry Bergman, Bob Duschane, James Plite. Back row: (L to R) Charlie Northup, Harvey Scheck, Don Roberts.
These six Sand Lake graduates enlisted in the U.S. Army, in October 1950, during the Korean War. This picture was in the G.R. Press with a story of small town friends enlisting together. All six went to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, for basic training. Afterward two were sent to Korea, one to Japan, two to Germany, and one remained at Camp McCoy. The six were discharged in October 1952, found jobs, and were married in the summer of 1953. Four couples were married for 50 years or more, and two couples lost their spouses early on in their marriages. Not a divorce among them!

The 122nd Sand Lake Alumni Reunion will take place on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake, Mich.

The social hour starts at 5:00 p.m., with dinner at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by June 6, 2014, by calling Dave Groner at 269-208-5716, Dick Pierce at 616-636-5258, or Dick Braford at 616-984-2077.

This year’s program is: Saluting our Veterans from Sand Lake Schools. The committee is looking for pictures, stories, and experiences from our Veterans. If you have something, please contact Dave Groner at 269-208-5716.

Notifying our Alumni is a difficult task. Please help spread the word to all classmates.

Also, Sand Lake School history books will be available for $35 each.

Next year’s reunion will be June 13, 2015, and will be the 123rd Reunion. We would like to commemorate all Sand Lake School Queens and Miss Sand Lakes up to 1962. Any ideas or information you have for the program will be welcomed and appreciated.

 

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One Response to “Sand Lake Alumni to salute Veterans”

  1. Gail Bergman Prentice says:

    Thanks for the recognition of my Dad, Jerry Bergman. What a tribute to a great group of small-town friends.

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