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Jefferson City resident Leonard Knoernschild joined the Navy after his farm deferment expired during World War II. The veteran later attended school using the GI Bill benefits earned during his service.

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An enduring impact

It has been more than seven decades since local veteran Leonard Knoernschild took his oath of enlistment during the Second World War, and since that time, many of the specific dates associated with his service have faded from the forefront of his memory.


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