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In honor of Eugene (Gene) Meeks, Army - Served in World War II
(Submitted October 31, 2008 by Bob Meeks)

My dad served his country as a rifleman during the Second World War.  His service took him from his home in northern Minnesota to the Pacific Theater of War including the front lines in the Philippine Islands.  He never forgot those who served along side of him and who did not return.  He viewed voting as not only a right but also an obligation.  During our years of upbringing dad passed on to me and my brothers and sister the understanding of what it meant to have the freedom to vote.  May he rest in peace knowing that the U.S. is strong and free!   


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