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Flag honors man who set life aside to fight world war

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2025164","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","width":"287"}}]] A Flag of Remembrance flies for John P. Bellino who served his country as a member of the United ...


A Flag of Remembrance flies for John P. Bellino who served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II. Bellino was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Superior. He married Lucille Schibret on Oct. 7, 1941, and started working at the Great Northern Railroad as a welder. John and Lucille had one son, Richard. After the United States entered World War II, John went into the United States Army in 1942. He served as a communications specialist on the island of New Guinea and the Philippine Islands. After World War II ended, John returned to work at the Great Northern Railroad. In 1962, John started Village Bowl in Superior with two other partners. He retired from the Great Northern Railroad in 1982. In 1985, John sold his shares in the Village Bowl. For the next 20 years, mainly during the winter months, John traveled extensively. His travels included trips around the world. John passed away on May 14, 2010. He deeply loved his family and was a friend to all. The American flag will be raised at 9 a.m. Friday in front of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center for John P. Bellino. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Flag of Remembrance program, contact John Vaski at 715-394-7693, Scott Markle at 218-269-4675 or the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center at 715-392-7151, or email info@bvhcenter.org or educator@bvhcenter.org.
A Flag of Remembrance flies for John P. Bellino who served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II.Bellino was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Superior. He married Lucille Schibret on Oct. 7, 1941, and started working at the Great Northern Railroad as a welder. John and Lucille had one son, Richard.After the United States entered World War II, John went into the United States Army in 1942. He served as a communications specialist on the island of New Guinea and the Philippine Islands.After World War II ended, John returned to work at the Great Northern Railroad. In 1962, John started Village Bowl in Superior with two other partners. He retired from the Great Northern Railroad in 1982. In 1985, John sold his shares in the Village Bowl. For the next 20 years, mainly during the winter months, John traveled extensively. His travels included trips around the world.John passed away on May 14, 2010. He deeply loved his family and was a friend to all.The American flag will be raised at 9 a.m. Friday in front of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center for John P. Bellino. The event is free and open to the public.For more information about the Flag of Remembrance program, contact John Vaski at 715-394-7693, Scott Markle at 218-269-4675 or the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center at 715-392-7151, or email info@bvhcenter.org or educator@bvhcenter.org.

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