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Sister glad that story of her brother was told

Posted: Nov. 19, 2012 9:05 am Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 11:15 am

 

To The Herald-Whig:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the telling of the story of my brother Cpl. Dewey E. Wright. Thank you to Steve Eighinger for the article in Sunday, Nov. 11, paper. Everyone I'm in contact with thought it was a good story. I would also like to thank the gentlemen at the Illinois Veterans Home who initially took an interest and made this a memorable experience.

Thank you Dan Wagner for the bio you did for the All Wars Museum. Thank you Bob Craig, who insisted on carrying through and thank you to Rick Gengenbacher for the ceremony at the Veterans Home and for getting the newspaper involved.

Thanks also goes out to the photographers and videographers who did an excellent job with the pictures and video. Thanks to the Korean War veterans for the beautiful rose presented to me. And last, but not least, a special thanks to my son, Mark, who became acquainted with the personnel of the All Wars Museum and told them this story.

 

Lonita Fox

Quincy

 

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