Sword donation recalls Marine Corps Legacy
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:45pm admin1
Lakota holds a Marine Corps legacy. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Lakota saw a large number of its young men join the U.S. Marine Corps.
“It was the snowball effect,” said Marine Corps veteran, Garry Spear.
Two Marines from Elmore, Minn. were on leave and promised a week extension if they found other men to enlist. Soon five joined and then six more and the rest was history, stated Spear one of the original six men to enlist.
Approximately 20 enlisted into the Marines during that time and many went on to fight in the Vietnam War.
For more on this story, please see the Feb. 9 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines.