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TWO OF "THE GREATEST GENERATION" HONORED AT KIOWA'S VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM

 

November 13, 2019

Yvonne Miller

at the Kiowa, Kansas, Veteran's Day Program Monday, two of those soldiers attended at the age of 94 and 95. At left is Guy Papon, age 95, who is the father of Hardtner, Kansas, man Bruce Papon (seated at his dad's left). At right is Joe Frieden of Burlington who is 94. Mr. Frieden attended with his daughter Janice Bahr (seated to his right, but hidden). He was also in World War II and the Philippines.

– Local Veteran's Day programs used to have an abundance of World War II veterans. Now in 2019 so many of those heroes have died that not too many of those strong men and women are around to honor. However, at the Kiowa, Kansas, Veteran's Day Program Monday, two of those soldiers attended at the age of 94 and 95. At left is Guy Papon, age 95, who is the father of Hardtner, Kansas, man Bruce Papon (seated at his dad's left). His daughter-in-law Yvette said they had just taken Mr. Papon out of the hospital and brought him to the program. He was from Fredonia and is now a resident of the Kio...



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