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LaTray family's eight sons served in nation's military

Several months ago Shirley Gardipee, a former Chinookian now living in Shelby, told me about the LaTray family that once lived on the north side of Chinook. William and Jenny (Gardipee) LaTray had 18 children, nine were boys. Eight sons served in the U.S. military, four during World War II and all eight safely returned home. The following story of the LaTray son's military service is a reminder of the service of all our veterans during this runup to Veterans Day, 2022. But first, a short history about Veterans Day.

Modern Veterans Day began as Armistice Day

Readers of a certain age may remembe...