Today I had the privilege of taking a picture of four World War II veterans in Cokato, James Haapala (Army Air Force in Europe), Theodore Stark (Navy in the Pacific), Rod Stewart (Army Europe) and my favorite George Peterson (Army SW Pacific).
I told George his son Mark was a cracker head and he laughed (Mark has a good sense of humor, if you know him). I was told to be there at 10 a.m. and waited until 10:30 a.m. but the commander still didn’t show up, and so I had to take off for other errands. It’s likely this picture won’t even be used, since Theresa Liepold will submit a photo later, but that’s OK. It was worth the trip to visit with George. What a fantastic guy.
These four men helped save the world. Courage looks handsome, even with the onset of age. They were the best looking guys in the whole place (it was at Daniel’s and the place was packed).