Archive - Nov 12, 2012 - News Article
Special Chocolate Day Story Hour at Library
Special to the Times-Record
Wednesday Valley City junior high school teacher Kristi Shanenko and her third-period eighth-grade reading class did a special library story hour recently at the Valley City/Barnes County Public Library.
The special story hour was in connection with the library's annual Chocolate Day fundraiser Saturday which raises money for children's materials.
Keith Hovlandâ€™s service during the Vietnam Conflict ended more than 40 years ago, but to him, it still feels like yesterday.
Rhiny Weberâ€™s World War II military service may have been shorter than some of his contemporaries at two years, but during those two years he earned a Bronze Star, three battle stars, an infantry combat badge and a POW medal, and spent six months as a prisoner of war in Germany.
Weber became a U.S. soldier at the age of 20 in December 1943, and took basic and infantry training in Fannin, Texas. He spent his time as a soldier in Italy serving in the infantry with Company F, 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Division.
Austin Gordon spent the last ten years serving overseas in three different deployments with the North Dakota National Guard, while attending Valley City State University and raising a family of three with his wife Nicole. He said traveling with the Guard gave him much to learn and much to experience.
Gordon, staff sergeant, was first deployed to Kosovo in 2000, two years after he joined the military. His engineer battalion spent six months there, doing construction on the camp and a little work in the surrounding areas.