November 8, 2011
At 96 years of age, Larry Land of Kickapoo will be honored as the county’s oldest WWII veteran at Friday’s Veterans Day Parade in Leavenworth. Land joined the Army shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor and served as a medic in the Pacific.
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David Land had never heard his father talk about his time serving with the Army in the Pacific during World War II, save for the names of some cities and islands he'd been to.