Archive for the 'Military' Category

Local Media Coverage of Pearl Harbor

Originally published on Facebook December 3, 2021. Today’s Facebook Friday North Platte History event looks at how our local newspaper covered the tragic events that happened on December 7, 1941, the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Next Tuesday, December 7, 2021, will mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. […]

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A Brown Family Legacy

Originally published to Facebook on September 24, 2021 When Albert Neir Brown passed away on August 14, 2011, it was the end of a family legacy of military service to our nation. The story starts with the birth of his grandfather William Thomas Brown. He was born in Zanesville, Muskingham County, Ohio on Feb. 6, […]

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Paul Holley, a Pearl Harbor Hero

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on August 20, 2021. Today’s North Platte Friday History Series salutes all those persons who are currently, or have ever served in the military. Paul Holley was born in 1918 in St Albert, Missouri to John and Everine Holley. John was serving his country during World War I when his son, […]

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Walter A. Stevens and His Lost Medal

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on August 13, 2021. If you liked the “History Detectives” television program that aired on PBS a few years ago, then you will really enjoy today’s North Platte History! Read on… Several years ago, a medal was uncovered from a residential yard here in North Platte. The man who uncovered it, […]

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Leota Bebee

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on July 23, 2021. Today’s Friday history salutes a patriotic American woman, who made North Platte her home. A street in North Platte even bears her name! Read on to learn about his incredible woman. Leota Hannibal was born on September 17, 1915 to Sankey and Clara Hannibal in McGrew, Nebraska. […]

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