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In honor of Robert Burns, US Army - Served in World War II - in the Army Air Corps
Hometown: born in Winona, MN
(Submitted September 25, 2008 by N. Jeanne Burns)

My father, who died in early 2004, served the United States for four years during WWII: two years stateside and the final two in the Pacific arena, in the Army Air Corps. He was proud of his service to the country, and a proud Democrat.  My father took me to vote when he did, back when it was a curtained machine where you pulled levers to make your selection. I remember him holding me up and telling me which levers to pull and he let me pull the final lever that registered his vote.  These days, I'm an election judge and I think of my father every time I see someone bringing their child in to show them how to vote.  And every time I vote, I think of my father.

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