War Stories Series

Below are all of the stories in a series of articles that ran from mid-June to Labor Day 2015 in advance of the Shelby County Historical Society’s Week of Valor, including the return to Sidney of the Vietnam Memorial replica wall and a Field of Valor featuring American flags in Custenborder Park. The project commemorates 2015 as the anniversary of the beginning or end of several U.S. armed conflicts. This series included stories about most of America’s wars. 

• World War II memories

• Remembering Afghanistan

• Ancestors in Revolutionary War

• Remembering Korea

• Civil War memories on a pin

• Iraq War vet shares memories

• Six ancestors in War of 1812

• Local served in World War I trenches

• Three combat flights over Bosnia

• Sidney sent men to 1898 war

• Vietnam vet: No medals means lucky