This week we honor a WWII veteran Marvin Lorentz of McCook, Nebraska.
Marvin was originally drafted into the U.S. Army during his junior year of High School which he attended in Herndon, Kansas. He completed his basic training in Fort Knox, Kentucky and was originally trained to drive tanks.
He then went to the Aleutian Islands, Attu and Shemya. His daughter said his job while at the Aleutian Islands was like "Radar O' Reilly" from MASH.
Upon returning after World War II Marvin completed his senior year of high school and was able to graduate.
On Marvin's 80th birthday he was surprised by receiving his World War II Medals and the American Flag. They were sent to him personally by Senator Ben Nelson. He was also a Nebraska participant of the Honor Flights to Washington D.C. where he and other veterans were able to visit the World War II Memorial.
Marvin's daughter Kathy sent in the nomination.
She said she is very proud of her dad for serving his country, but even more so for completing his education upon his return.
One of the best memories that she heard of her father's time overseas was that whenever he would write a letter home he would be sure to also send some gum to his sisters.
Kathy also mentioned that her father just celebrated his 60th Wedding Anniversary on September 13th, 2013.
Marvin, thank you for your service to our country and happy anniversary.