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In honor of Senior Master Sergeant Donald Dorr, Air Force - Served in World war II, Cold War
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
(Submitted November 4, 2008 by Catherine Dorr)

My father, Senior Master Sergeant Donald J. Dorr, served honorably for a 20 year career in the US Air Force during all of WWII, Korea & the "Cold War". My dad was just an ordinary hard-working guy who dedicated his life to first serving his country, then providing for his family, being the neighborhood "handy-helper," and enjoying his favorite pastime of fishing for "lunkers." Although he was reluctant to talk about his experiences in the South Pacific during WWII, he often talked about the freedoms & obligations we have as Americans. He valued the freedoms we enjoy-of speech & dissent, of the press, of religion, and to choose the school for his child. He also understood the obligations we have - of charity to the less fortunate, being a good neighbor, staying informed on current events & voting in elections. He knew the high cost of our American values & democracy. His military service was his way of preserving these for future generations.  I miss him every day since his death in 1986. He has earned his reward in heaven & rests in the good Minnesota earth at Ft. Snelling cemetery. I have come to realize how upright & wise a person he was and how lucky I was to have him for my father. Thanks, Dad for keeping the light of freedom burning for me. In your honor I have voted my (absentee) ballot this year. Your daughter, Catherine Dorr.

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