Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Great Lakes Naval Training Station, then and now

A follower of the blog shared this 1942 picture. Her uncle can be viewed in the second row,
seven sailors from the right.His name was Francis Corcoran of LaSalle County Illinois.

Max Kolpas, wearing the white jacket and a World War II veteran cap, was an invited guest-of-honor at his grandson's graduation ceremony at Great Lakes in June, 2013. Mr. Kolpas participated in the invasion of Normandy and has shared his story through the Veterans History Project.

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