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Major William Tennille

My grandfather and grandmother, 1941

In honor of Veterans Day, I thought I’d post the story I wrote several years back on my grandfather, who flew B-25 Mitchells in the Pacific in World War II as a part of the 17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron of the the 5th Air Force.

It was the last piece that ran under my byline at the Enterprise, my first job out of college. By the time it hit newsstands, I’d left the paper and was halfway across the country to San Francisco, where I’d live for the next seven years.

It’s a huge PDF file, so it may take a bit to download. Read it here.

Happy Veterans Day to all the men and women who have made the greatest sacrifice yesterday and today for the freedom we all enjoy! Thank you.


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