Bahr provided valiant service to country – Veteran's History Project: John W. Bahr
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Bahr's children pose for a portrait with his medals and a past newspaper story about his military career. From left, Jo Houser, John Bahr, Lori Borchert and Donna Bahr.
John W. Bahr
1942 to 1945
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.
john W. Bahr found work in Hawaii in late 1941. After the horrific bombing of Pearl Harbor, he was employed as a civilian working to repair the damage to the piers and docks that were destroyed as a result of the blasts by the Japanese torpedoes and bombs. Soon after the attack, John made a life-changing decision to re...
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