By Jim Gropper
May 26, 2005
I and my dad moved to Ketchikan
in 1936. I went to school there and I still remember my teacher,
Mrs. McGraw?? My dad worked for her son building houses. I was
the kid who sold curios to the troop ships going north for Emery
Tobin [ak Sportsman]. I was in the Army from 1950-53 and came
back to Alaska. We then moved to Petersburg. I went back in the
Army in 1966 and retired in 1975 - 21 years Korea/RVN. I am now
at Post 4985 Dalton, Georgia. That's my history.
The main thing is I want to
send the best for this Memorial Day to all at the old homestead.
I hope you have a great turn out to remember all those departed
from GW to today. I am still hopping maybe some of our missing
in action (MIA) will come home and that you don't have to send
your National Guard Unit to the sand bowl?
By the way my father's name
was Frank Gropper. I know it sounds like my history but just
wanted you to know I used to live there at one time.
God bless all our troops.
Jim Gropper, SSGT Retired
Dalton, GA - USA
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