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Veterans Day- Mr. Rollins
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Monday, November 12, 2018
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Grundy County WWII Veteran Hero Mr. Thomas Rollins:

In. 1944 Thomas Rollins of Altamont was only 18 years old when he was drafted into the U.S. Army, during World War II and served with the 28th Infantry Division in the European theater.   The teenager, one of nine children, had left school after completing the fifth grade to help his family survive the Great Depression. He began growing vegetables with a mule-pulled plow to feed his starving family, however when his induction letter arrived he never hesitated to serve his country.  

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