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A veteran's story: Ralph Boardman

A veteran's story: Ralph Boardman

Veteran Ralph Boardman talks about his tour of duty in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am
Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

World War II veteran Ralph Boardman poses with his Purple Heart at his home in Lansing.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am
Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

World War II veteran Ralph Boardman, of Lansing, received a Purple Heart because he lost his sight after being struck in the left eye by shrapnel during the invasion of the Mariana Islands and Guam.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am
Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

Members of the Greatest Generation tell their stories

Throughout the region, walking among us are military heroes who have seen things we can only read about in history books or see re-created by Hollywood actors. They are men of what has become known as the Greatest Generation. Without complaint, they endured those experiences to ensure the na…

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A military photograph of Ralph Boardman, right, of Lansing, and a friend while stationed in California.

November 09, 2012 4:13 pm
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A family photograph of Ralph Boardman and his late wife Nellie Boardman, of Lansing.

November 09, 2012 4:13 pm
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A military photograph of Ralph Boardman, of Lansing.

November 09, 2012 4:12 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

Sometimes life as a pastor seems to be more joyful than others. There are some hills and valleys in the life of the parish pastor. I happen to be on one of those joyful highs right now. It isn't because life is especially easy right now. It's not. It is because of what I have just experience…

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