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Pvt. Peters' Body Being Brought Here

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13
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August
Year
1951
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An Honor Guard Greets The Homecoming Caskets Of Pvt. Gerald Peters & First Lt. John Carver jr., August 1951

An Honor Guard Greets The Homecoming Caskets Of Pvt. Gerald Peters & First Lt. John Carver jr., August 1951 image
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Ann Arbor News, August 14, 1951
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Flag-draped caskets bearing the bodies of two Ann Arbor servicemen arrived in the city this morning and were met by an honor guard made up of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans members. The body of Pvt. Gerald T. Peters, 17, who was killed in action in Korea Sept 3, 1950, was returned in the casket in the foreground. The casket containing the body of First Lt. John H. Carver, jr., 30 who was killed in the crash of an Air Force jet plane in the Adirondack Mountains last Tuesday is on the platform at rear. Pvt. Peters was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Peters of 607 E. Hoover Ave., and Lt. Carver was the son of Mrs. Hattie Carver of 520 Sixth St.

Paul E. White Goes To Korea

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23
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March
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1970
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Legacies Project Oral History: Ben Helmke

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 9:42am

Ben Helmke grew up on a farm in Pratt County, Kansas in the 1930s. He served as an organist in the Army chaplain’s office at Camp Schimmelpfennig (now Camp Sendai) in Japan. Helmke graduated from Hastings College and McCormick Seminary and got his masters in social work from the University of Michigan. He and his wife Polly raised three children and he started his own mental health clinic. Late in life, he came out as gay to his wife and children. He lived happily with his partner Len Quenon for 25 years.

Ben Helmke was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2016 as part of the Legacies Project.

Local Man Featured in POW Film

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Day
23
Month
May
Year
1987
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