Honoring those who served in World War II

World War II veterans from the Mount Carroll area gathered together 18 years ago — May 31, 2004 — for the community’s annual Memorial Day service held in the old public school gymnasium due to inclement weather. The event in Mount Carroll coincided with the official dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., which was attended by local veteran Melvin Kehl. The photo was originally published on the front page of the June 16, 2004, Carroll County Mirror-Democrat. In honor of Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11, the Mirror-Democrat is reprinting the photograph of the 29 World War II veterans. Lyle Law is the lone surviving member of this esteemed group. Front row, from left, Lavern Adams, Harold Brinkmeier, J. Berry Williams, Bob Sievert, Lee Divelbiss, Gene Teeter. Row two, Harold “Bud” Rogers, Lowell Keim, Jason Johns, Gordon Smith, Edward “Corky” Grimm, Reuben “Bud” Seitner. Row three, Wayne “Butch” Streicher, Earl Delp, Stanley Ottens, Richard “Dick” Colehour, Jim Lawson, Melvin Kehl. Row four, Kenneth “Moose” Emery, Leighton Phillips, Harold “Pete” Kauffman, Harrison Cummings, Earl Martin, Jim Hartman. Back, Robert Hartman, George Fecke, Leo Zemke, Lyle Law, Glen Richter.