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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project - Robert R. Balfour

 

Robert R. Balfour

U.S. Marine Corps

USMC Reserve

Nebraska National Guard

1953-1974

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Potter, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

In 1953, Robert "Bob" Balfour worked in Omaha for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was 20.

At this point in his young life, he felt that it was his obligation to serve his country. As far as he was concerned, the best branch of the military to meet that obligation: the Marin...



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