2013-08-29 / Crow Wing Currents

‘Heritage Day’ includes stories of WWII heroes

Aug. 31 event hosted by Motley Area Historical Society

Following the unveiling of the new gravestone for the Carlile sisters on Aug. 31 (see related story), the Motley Area Historical Society will celebrate ‘Heritage Day’ at BRICKS in Motley.

The banquet event begins at 5 p.m. and includes a presentation entitled, ‘Memories from World War II,’ which highlights stories of the following two local heroes: o Lt. Elton Kennedy, a farm boy from Staples who hopped a freight train to find work and ended up an officer in the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), commanding 400 Italian partisans. His story will be told by MAHS member Greg Townsend. o PFC Roy Tidrick, a local young man who was killed in action in the bloody battle of Hurtgen Forest in Germany. He was buried by the Belgian people; but after the war, his body was brought back to Minnesota where Tidrick was honored as one of the bravest men to give their life for their country. His story will be told by Pat Crawford.

For more information, or reservations, call Mary Sperley at 218-894-2594.

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