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[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2010342","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","width":"331"}}]] A Superior naval veteran and his son who served with the U.S. Army are honored Friday with a flag raising ceremony in front of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. Everett Eugene Schaefer was born on March 14, 1927,, in Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on May 18, 1946, with the rank of seaman first class. Schaefer went on to marry Esther Sears, and they celebrated 64 years of marriage. The couple owned and operated the East End Café. He was also an avid racing fan who enjoyed buying and selling antiques, working on his automobiles and hunting with his son, Russell. Everett Schaefer died May 24, 2012. Russell Schaefer also chose to serve his country in the U.S. Army as a specialist with the 8thInfantry "Pathfinder" Division. On Jan. 24, 1976, Russell lost his life while serving overseas in Mannheim, Germany. He was 21. His death was the result of the accidental discharge of an M-16 rifle, according to Maj. Gen. John R.D. Cleland. "Russell was an excellent soldier who knew his job and always performed to the best of his ability," Cleland wrote in a letter to the Schaefers. "Russell will be missed, but not forgotten." The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. The Flag of Remembrance Program, sponsored by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435, honors the life and memory of one deceased veteran every week by flying a flag and featuring information on the veteran at the center during the week. For more information, contact John Vaski at 715-394-7693, Scott Markle at 218-269-4675 or the center at 715-392-7151, or email info@bvhcenter.org or educator@bvhcenter.org.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2010343","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","width":"243"}}]]
A Superior naval veteran and his son who served with the U.S. Army are honored Friday with a flag raising ceremony in front of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. Everett Eugene Schaefer was born on March 14, 1927,, in Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on May 18, 1946, with the rank of seaman first class. Schaefer went on to marry Esther Sears, and they celebrated 64 years of marriage. The couple owned and operated the East End Café. He was also an avid racing fan who enjoyed buying and selling antiques, working on his automobiles and hunting with his son, Russell. Everett Schaefer died May 24, 2012. Russell Schaefer also chose to serve his country in the U.S. Army as a specialist with the 8thInfantry "Pathfinder" Division. On Jan. 24, 1976, Russell lost his life while serving overseas in Mannheim, Germany. He was 21. His death was the result of the accidental discharge of an M-16 rifle, according to Maj. Gen. John R.D. Cleland. "Russell was an excellent soldier who knew his job and always performed to the best of his ability," Cleland wrote in a letter to the Schaefers. "Russell will be missed, but not forgotten." The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. The Flag of Remembrance Program, sponsored by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435, honors the life and memory of one deceased veteran every week by flying a flag and featuring information on the veteran at the center during the week. For more information, contact John Vaski at 715-394-7693, Scott Markle at 218-269-4675 or the center at 715-392-7151, or email info@bvhcenter.org or educator@bvhcenter.org.
[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2010342","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","width":"331"}}]]A Superior naval veteran and his son who served with the U.S. Army are honored Friday with a flag raising ceremony in front of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.Everett Eugene Schaefer was born on March 14, 1927,, in Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on May 18, 1946, with the rank of seaman first class. Schaefer went on to marry Esther Sears, and they celebrated 64 years of marriage. The couple owned and operated the East End Café. He was also an avid racing fan who enjoyed buying and selling antiques, working on his automobiles and hunting with his son, Russell. Everett Schaefer died May 24, 2012.Russell Schaefer also chose to serve his country in the U.S. Army as a specialist with the 8thInfantry "Pathfinder" Division. On Jan. 24, 1976, Russell lost his life while serving overseas in Mannheim, Germany. He was 21. His death was the result of the accidental discharge of an M-16 rifle, according to Maj. Gen. John R.D. Cleland."Russell was an excellent soldier who knew his job and always performed to the best of his ability," Cleland wrote in a letter to the Schaefers. "Russell will be missed, but not forgotten."The ceremony begins at 9 a.m.The Flag of Remembrance Program, sponsored by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435, honors the life and memory of one deceased veteran every week by flying a flag and featuring information on the veteran at the center during the week. For more information, contact John Vaski at 715-394-7693, Scott Markle at 218-269-4675 or the center at 715-392-7151, or email info@bvhcenter.org or educator@bvhcenter.org.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2010343","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","width":"243"}}]]
A Superior naval veteran and his son who served with the U.S. Army are honored Friday with a flag raising ceremony in front of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.Everett Eugene Schaefer was born on March 14, 1927,, in Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on May 18, 1946, with the rank of seaman first class. Schaefer went on to marry Esther Sears, and they celebrated 64 years of marriage. The couple owned and operated the East End Café. He was also an avid racing fan who enjoyed buying and selling antiques, working on his automobiles and hunting with his son, Russell. Everett Schaefer died May 24, 2012.Russell Schaefer also chose to serve his country in the U.S. Army as a specialist with the 8thInfantry "Pathfinder" Division. On Jan. 24, 1976, Russell lost his life while serving overseas in Mannheim, Germany. He was 21. His death was the result of the accidental discharge of an M-16 rifle, according to Maj. Gen. John R.D. Cleland."Russell was an excellent soldier who knew his job and always performed to the best of his ability," Cleland wrote in a letter to the Schaefers. "Russell will be missed, but not forgotten."The ceremony begins at 9 a.m.The Flag of Remembrance Program, sponsored by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435, honors the life and memory of one deceased veteran every week by flying a flag and featuring information on the veteran at the center during the week. For more information, contact John Vaski at 715-394-7693, Scott Markle at 218-269-4675 or the center at 715-392-7151, or email info@bvhcenter.org or educator@bvhcenter.org.

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