5/8/2012 (1479)

Several days ago we received two large boxes that we shipped from Bremerton when we were there in March. Bernadette now has her new bowling ball, bag and shoes that she purchased in Bremerton. I too have new bowling shoes that were also in those boxes. Today is our bowling day, so we’ll see how all goes with our new purchases. I am still using the same Brunswick 16 lb bowling ball that I purchased back in 1971. It looks as good today, with no scratches, as the day I bought it 41 years ago. I am still using the same bag I purchased back then too. They just don’t make things to the same quality anymore. I still have the original shoes too, but for some reason they shrunk over the years.
Reply to Allen Richard (’65)
From Bob Lykins (Teacher):   Hutto, TX.

To Allen Richard:  At my age it is all I have left.
Bob Lykins
Catholic Ladies Picture:
Comment From Toni Morinville Gredesky (’68):   Farimount, ND
Regarding the picture. My grandmother, Eva Peat, died in August 1962 and she is in the picture.
Toni Morinville Gredesky

Row 4; Stella Schimetz, Esther Fugere, Lorna Zeiler, Josie Dionne, Katherine Berube, Eugenie Malo Grenier, Leona Picard, Alma Gottbreht, Phyllis Barbot, Maxine or Carol Barbot, Leona Mongeon

Row 3: Rebecca Cote,_________, Alice Christianson, Eva Siem, Josephine Fugere, _______Volh, Cora Mongeon, Eva Morrinville Peat, Elise Picard, Sylvia Heffelfinger, Melvina Schneider, Flora Casavant, Emeline Boucher 

Row 2; Olivine Allard, Beatrice Robert, Lillian Allard, Helen Haberman, Alma Casavant, Frances Morinville, Loretta Boguslawski, Alice Boguslawski, Dorothy Robert, Mary Ann Malo, Rita Boucher, Irene Pigeon, Lenore Malo, Alma Berube, Germaine Barbot, Lillian Houle

Row 1: Eva Trafford, Stella Vandal, Esther Neameyer, Emma Cooper, Father Wolfe, Lenore Lamoreux, Alice Evans Berube, Hermine Dionne, Gail Lamoreux, Janet Evans

Message from Larry Hackman (’66):  Bismarck, ND
We are very proud of our Freshman Tenor Saxophone Player, Madison,
and also her Sophomore brother, Nathan who was just inducted into the National Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA.
Marion and I continue to be amazed by our Grandchildren.
Thanks Gary
Remember Van T. Barefoot and Memorial Day
Posting from Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND
Greetings Gary,
This  fwd about Van T. Barfoot was  sent to me today, by Carroll’s nephew.
If you think it would be appropriate, would you please share with the people on the Dunseith blog?
Through the blog, I have become so much more aware of the contributions of many more veterans from our home community,
perhaps others  too would be willing to share a remembrance.
I share this e-mail with my family members about the vets of our family  who have passed away.
I don’t want my nieces and nephews to ever forget they are rooted in hardy American roots.
And not to forget on Memorial Day, other veterans.
Many Thanks. Vickie
It is May 2012.

Soon it will be Memorial Day.

I pledge to purchase and wear a  poppy, to honor veterans.

I fwd this to each of you to honor the memory of our  family Veterans;

WWII – Pacific  theatre (Grandpa) Cliff Metcalfe, Atlantic theatre  (Uncle) Emil Metcalfe,  Pacific theatre (Aunt Jean’s husband) Waino Maki.

Korea -(Sons of Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary) Jack Metcalfe
Viet Nam- (Aunt Leona’s son)Ron Oswell

Each of them had the same fierce pride in our country  as Van T. Barfoot!
God Bless.

VanT. Barfoot died at the age of 92 on 2 March 2012.

Remember the guy who wouldn’t take the�
flag down?

You might�
remember a news story several months ago about a crotchety
old man�
who defied his homeowners association and refused to take down�
flagpole on his property and the large flag that flew on it. Now you can 
find out who, exactly, that old man was.

On June 15, 1919,�
Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg — probably�
didn’t make much�
news back then.�
twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near�
Carano , Italy ,�
Van T. Barfoot, who had enlisted in the US Army in�
1940, set out to�
flank German machine gun positions from which fire�
was coming�
down on his fellow soldiers. He advanced through a�
took out�
three enemy machine gun positions and returned�
with 17 prisoners of�

If that wasn’t enough for a day’s work, he later took on and

destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun�

 That probably didn’t make much news either, given the scope of the�
war, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a colonel after�
also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a Congressional Medal of�

What did make news was a neighborhood association’s quibble with
how the 90-year-old veteran chose to fly the American flag�
outside his suburban Virginia home. Seems the rules said a flag could be
flown on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, items such
as Barfoot’s 21-foot flagpole were unsuitable.

He had�
been denied a permit for the pole, erected it anyway and�
was facing court action if he didn’t take it down. Since the story made
national TV, the neighborhood association has rethought its position
and agreed to indulge this old hero who dwells among�

“In the time I have left I plan to continue to fly the American flag�
without interference,” Barfoot told The Associated Press. As well he�
should. And if any of his neighbors still takes a notion to contest him, they
might want to read his Medal of Honor citation. It indicates he’s not
real good at backing down.
Van T.�
Barfoot’s Medal of Honor citation:

 This 1944�
Medal of Honor citation, listed with the National Medal of Honor�
Society,is for Second Lieutenant Van T. Barfoot, 157th Infantry,�
45th Infantry:
If you got this email and didn’t pass it on – guess what – you deserve
to get your butt kicked! I sent this to you, because I didn’t want to�
get MY butt kicked.�
Obviously he is not related to anybody in congress!~!!
VanT. Barfoot died at the age of 92 on 2 March 2012
Follow up message from Vickie:
Thanks Gary,
Maybe everyone would contribute to a remembrance page of  area Veterans.
Lest we  all forget.

While speaking  to Raphael Poitra a while back we had a discussion.
He kind of thought, hearing from his dad Ralph,
Alcide Lajimodiere   was captured and  possibly tortured by the Japanese.

Then, I spoke with someone from the Rolette County Vets but they had no knowledge of that.
I recall Alcide’s story of being captured getting away and running, running, running.
We never asked him how long he was captured or what happened…

WWII Vets only told what they choose to tell.

My Dad had a big round dark spot on his shin bone.

I asked him what happened?  He told me after a battle……fighting on the ship,
they were to line up  and report  to the aid station.

He said, something like…… he got in  the line, 
 but kept falling back to let others get ahead,
going to the end of the line because more men kept coming
 and he thought they needed the medic more than he.
Later. Vickie

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