He left high school 71 years ago, but a World War II Veteran finally received his diploma on Monday. Russell Whittaker was 17 years old when he left Mound High School in 1944 to enlist in the U.S. Navy.
Thirty seven years after first being buried, a Wisconsin man has been buried again and this time he’s been laid amongst the nation’s heroes. And it’s all because his nieces and nephews went on a complicated mission to fulfill his last wish.
Terry Parks grew up in south Minneapolis and attended South High School, class of 1972. At the age of 18, Parks joined the U.S. Navy Seabees MCB 133. He went in as a kid and came out as a petty officer third class builder. He was stationed in Homeport, Gulfport, Mississippi and his tours included Okinawa, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.
The U.S. Navy has christened a warship named after Michigan’s largest city.
I love answering questions from kids because they can really stump us with the simplest things. Nine-year-old Dominick from Mounds View wants to know: If the U.S. president was a woman, what would they call her husband? The short answer to this one is that no one knows yet for sure because it has yet to happen.
The U.S. Navy will christen its newest attack submarine “Minnesota” at a ceremony Saturday in Newport News, Va.