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In Focus: Thank you to veterans

Published: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

I had a lovely morning a couple of weeks ago, chatting in an Elburn living room with Army veteran Bob Funderburke.

Funderburke spoke about his time serving in Korea during the Korean conflict and – at times – held back tears as he recalled all the men he served with and some of those who didn’t make it back. 

Funderburke spoke about how he came home and married at age 21. My eye was immediately drawn to the wedding photo of him and his wife, Theresa, on the wall. He and Theresa moved to Elburn after she became disabled, and he cared for her until she passed away a few years ago. 

Thank you for sharing your story with us, Bob.

– Sandy Bressner

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