A veteran recalls his time in World War 2


Last updated 5/26/2021 at 7:18am

Elmer Rinard at a previous Veterans Assembly at LRHS. - file photo

To my kid brother, Raymond George Rinard

This is a synopsis of my service time in World War Two.

I hitchhiked from Boone to Des Moines, Iowa on October 6th, 1942 to enlist and was sent back home with four papers to be filled out. One was for my mother giving her permission to me to enlist, one with signatures of three businessmen at Boone, one to be signed by the police chief showing I had no...

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R.W. PARIS writes:

What a great accounting of Elmer 0. Rinard's military career. My thanks to Mr. Rinard for his part in protecting our country and for sharing his story.


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