Honoring a Kokomo Centenarian and Veteran, James Ralph Kuntz

Honoring a Kokomo Centenarian and Veteran, James Ralph Kuntz

Centenaria  a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years. Born in Smith Valley in Johnson County in 1915, James Ralph Kuntz served as a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Swenning in the Pacific. He then served on a boat out of Virginia after the war. He formed a friendship with next door neighbor in Kokomo, Indiana; Salena Catron. She began a quest to get 100 people to send cards to Mr. Kuntz for his 100th birthday. Thank number has been exceed 70 time over! The cards have come from North Carolina, California, Switzerland and beyond. On his 100th birthday, June 15, Salena rented a classic mail car to make the surprise delivery to Mr. Kuntz, who is a former mailman. Family members took video of his reaction. We want to wish...

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In Memoriam on Memorial Day 2015

In Memoriam on Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day: a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. For those men who served unashamedly, Who braved cold nights and horrid weather. Who learnt to fly into the jaws of death, who swam in filth to meet their foe, who jumped into certain peril, who faced the crucible of war, who saved lives whilst under fire, who went to places unheard of, who carried the burdens, both physical and mental… We salute you, of all countries who continually volunteer for the good of others, so that peace may forever stand and freedom always ring… You Band of Brothers, who so dearly paid both in life and limb that victory may be achieved. Who were disgraced by those who did not know, but are loved by those who understand… That while...

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Interested in a VA Mortgage? Here’s What You Will Need:

Interested in a VA Mortgage? Here’s What You Will Need:

First of all… we appreciate you and/or your family member’s service! One benefit you have earned as a veteran, is the opportunity to finance a home with a VA mortgage. Of course, requirements must be meant to do so. We’ve assembled a short list of information you will want to gather before you start the loan process: Social Security numbers Residence addresses for the past two years Names and addresses of your employers over past two years Your current gross monthly salary Names, addresses, account numbers and balances on all checking and savings accounts Names, addresses, account numbers, balances and monthly payments on all open loans Addresses and loan information of other real estate owned Estimated value of furniture and personal...

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Central Indiana WWII Veterans to be Honored July 4th, 2015

Central Indiana WWII Veterans to be Honored July 4th, 2015

If you want to be a part of honoring the “Greatest Generation”, our WWII veterans, please read below:   On July 4th, 2015, during the 4th of July parade in Carmel, IN; it’s about WWII Veterans and classic cars We want to give them a ride they will never forget so others can honor their service. If you own a classic car and would like to help OR you know a WWII Veteran, contact Michael of Sharpsville Lights one of three ways: Send Michael a message on Facebook Email at MJP1414@yahoo.com Call at 765-500-0070   If you want to be a part of honoring these heroes, please contact Michael for more...

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Indiana Welcomes Women’s Veteran Coordinator, Laura McKee

Indiana Welcomes Women’s Veteran Coordinator, Laura McKee

State officials say more than 33,000 female veterans live in Indiana and have served during each war period since World War II. They will now be well represented by lifelong Indiana resident, Laura McKee. Senior Master Sergeant McKee is an Air Force Reservist with the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana. She is an Assistant Chief Inflight Refueler with the 72nd Air Refueling Squadron at Grissom. She has been deployed numerous times in support of operations during Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and has honorably served her country for 25 years. McKee has over 4,000 flight hours and almost 1,000 combat hours. McKee, a lifelong resident of Indiana, earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and also graduated from the...

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