Veteran's History Project: Aldon D. Eckland


Aldon D. Eckland

Petty Officer 2nd Class

U.S. Navy


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.

In the summer of 1952, the Korean War was in progress. Many of the young men and women in the Midwest were joining the various branches of the service. Aldon Eckland (Al) fancied the U.S. Navy. He and his best buddy from school went to the recruiter at the same time and decided to sign up. They had bot...

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