Editor’s Note: The following is an article written and previously published by Angi Kearney for the Monticello Express, a weekly newspaper, located in Monticello, Iowa, just 12 miles from J&P’s headquarters. In March of 2002, the paper produced a special tabloid section featuring the stories of World War II veterans. In it, she wrote a column about both of her grandfathers’ experiences in the war.
They weren’t national heroes by any means. They were simple, hardworking young men who shared a common goal: to serve their country.
As military men in World War II, their stories start out quite differently. Jim Owen was drafted by the US Army when he … Continue Reading