Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors WWII veteran and Wichita native Don Clemence. Don went from Wichita to Paris fast, drafted so fast that as a teenager he never finished High School. He also never learned to drive before being drafted. While most of us as kids learn to drive in cars, Don learned how to drive in a tank. He had also never fired a gun before being drafted. Don had many duties during the war, one of them was to protect the radio station on top of the Eiffel Tower. Don, an eventual gradate of East High had his story told in a book written by his Nephew, called “Teenage Soldier”. Thank you Don for your service.
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