After putting in an hour at work, I went to the local tire shop this morning & got new snow tires installed. It's the first time in 10 years I've put them on in September, rather than mid-October, but as I mentioned yesterday, signs point to an early winter.
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You won't see this story on your local news (because it didn't happen in New York, DC, or California) but a 38-unit apartment building here burned down yesterday. There are 100 or so folks looking for new homes & trying to rebuild their lives this morning.
Please keep them in your prayers.
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And here's one good story, to round out the morning:
Arthur W. Owens, who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade, is greeted after having been presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic combat actions during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens’ tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945.
After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.