Alsup shares World War II experiences

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Photo by Susan Holland Gomer Alsup, 92, of Gravette, was guest speaker at the Veterans Day program Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. Alsup told his audience about his experiences during World War II, fighting in the Philippines and his last assignment in Japan. Alsup displayed pictures he took during the war and brought his medals, his Army manual and the small sewing kit the Red Cross provided each soldier.

Photo by Susan Holland Gomer Alsup, 92, of Gravette, was guest speaker at the Veterans Day program Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. Alsup told his audience about his experiences during World War II, fighting in the Philippines and his last assignment in Japan. Alsup displayed pictures he took during the war and brought his medals, his Army manual and the small sewing kit the Red Cross provided each soldier.

GRAVETTE -- One local veteran would likely agree with William Tecumseh Sherman's famous quote that "war is hell." He told his audience at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center that Army life during his service in World War II was tough.


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