The first prolonged below-zero winter chill may have affected many in the civilian world, but it had little influence on about three dozen intrepid veterans who presented themselves at the Senior Center on Friday morning to share in another appetizing breakfast highlighted by SOS, hash and other “sides.” An anonymous donor treated the veterans.
Camaraderie among the veterans supported a group discussion of military events that occurred on Feb. 3 — the same date of the recent breakfast. Several of the historical subjects are recorded in the photo. The veterans in the photo, representative of the entire group in attendance, are (from left) Neal Swenor (Air Force) showing a B-17 bombing Berlin, Jeff Macmillan (Navy), Steve Bartlett (Marines) with an image of a modern-day stealth fighter F-35A Lightning II, Neil Svendsen (Army) with a portrait-like rendering of the Four Chaplains who gave their lives in 1943, a guest (Air Force) showing the pre-battle bombing of Iwo Jima, and Bob Letendre (Army) with a photo of an Air Force “Doomsday Plane” that searched the sky 24/7 over a period of 30 years.
The next Veterans Breakfast is scheduled for March 3.