Letters sought for veterans

PIQUA — Seven World War II veterans will tell their stories of courage, honor and strength during a special event scheduled at Edison Community College’s Piqua campus on Oct. 15, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The veterans are Robert Tweed, Harry Christy, Marion Adams, Les Edsall, Bill Brower, Harry Ashburn and the sole female and oldest of the group, Nadine Nagle, 96.

These veterans were active in the Battle of the Bulge, Dachau, the beaches of Normandy, Stalag VII-A, POW camps in Poland and Germany, the Philippines, and ferrying military as a WASP pilot.

Local group, Thienn Snipps, will perform a mini concert of WWII music from 11:30 a.m. to noon, with speakers immediately following.

The coordinator of the event, Dr. Vivian Blevins, is asking community members, school children and area college students to submit words of appreciation to these veterans. Her goal is to collect 500 letters or cards to be delivered to the speakers on the day of the program.

Letters may be sent via U.S. mail to Vivian Blevins, 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, OH 45356, or emailed to vblevins@edisonohio.edu.

Staff report

This article was submitted by Edison Community College.