#VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Bill Mohr


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Bill Mohr. Bill served during World War II.

Bill and his twin brother, Joseph, were born in October 1908. Bill enlisted in the Army in 1940 and served as a sergeant and member of the 381st Replacement Company European Front in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He was awarded the Legion of Honor, Chavelier by the French government for his service in the Beachhead Invasion of St. Tropez in August of 1945.

Bill was honorably discharged in 1946 due to a back injury, which left him unable to walk for two years. Recently, while visiting the National World War II Memorial, he received a military welcome and attended the annual Veterans Day breakfast at the White House with president.

Bill, who was one of the oldest surviving World War II Veterans in the U.S., passed away Sunday, Dec. 18. He was 108 years old.

We honor your service, Bill.

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Graphic by Kierra Willis: Kierra is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

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Natalie Himmel

Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Comments

  1. Linda Little    

    thank you to you and your family for service
    you will be missed

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