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By Larry Nelson
Veterans History Project 

County Loses US Navy Veteran

 

February 24, 2021

This story is being reprinted from the Aug. 27, 2014 edition of the Sun-Telegraph in recognition of Rudy Virgil's passing.

Traveling south on 11th Avenue in Sidney is a restaurant that sits just north of the First Methodist Church and across the street from the bowling alley.

The workers at "Virgil's" maintain a low profile while serving up a lot of good food. The owner, Rudy L. Virgil, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served from April 1957 to May 196 and again from April 1967 to May 1971.

Rudy enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 17. He hadn't quite finished high school, but his dad s...



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