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Veteran of the Month

Thomas W. Turner was honored as Jefferson County’s August Veteran of the Month on Tuesday, August 2, during a meeting of the Jefferson County Commissioners.Turner was born June 25, 1946, in Fairbury, Nebraska. His family included three brothers and one sister. He attended eight years of grade school in rural Jefferson County and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1965 and attended Fairbury Junior College for one semester before voluntarily joining the Army March 24, 1966. He attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Ord, California. Upon graduation he was assigned to the newly formed 11...

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