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Patriotic picture

Monday, August 24, 2009

Among the items in Quimby resident Linda Sones' family archives is a rather unique patriotic picture that belonged to her grandfather Joe Kastengren. The image consists of 30,000 soldiers from Camp Custer in Battle Creek, Michigan creating a Human United States Shield. Sones notes that the date of the picture is 1918 when her grandfather was serving in World war I. She adds that Joe Kastengren emigrated from Sweden and farmed for years in the Holstein and Aurelia areas. Photo by Ron Flewelling


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