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Veterans Raising Funds For Gold Star Monument


September 23, 2021

Countywide & Sun/Natasha Dunagan

Gold Star Family members Marvin and Donna Warren hold a picture of their son, Eric "Doc" Dean Warren, who lost his life in Afghanistan in 2012, and Nancy Ford, who lost her father, William Mendenhall, when his submarine sank in 1945. Donna Warren is the Chairperson of the newly formed Gold Star Family Memorial Monument Committee, and Ford is the Vice Chair, as they begin to raise funds for a Gold Star Family Memorial Monument in Woodland Veterans Park.

Woodland Veterans Park, in Shawnee, has several monuments to those who have fought and died for the United States. But, the Shawnee Veterans Committee wishes to have a new monument for the families of those veterans.

Committee Chairman Bill Ford said they recently found out about the Woody Willia...

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