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World War II Veteran: Lonnie Conger

posted on November 7, 2007 at 11:14 AM

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Lonnie Conger hitch-hiked 60 miles to Des Moines to enlist in the Navy. He trained as an aviation mechanic and served with the fighter squadron aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid.

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