Gerlach (98) receives WWII awards at Cowles

Wayne Gerlach, World War II veteran, receives his awards


August 18, 2022

Wayne Gerlach, 98, a resident of Cowles, Neb., was honored last Monday night at the Cowles American Legion 116 meeting. Attending were members of the Cowles Legion, Wayne's family and friends. Retired Major General Charles Barr, Liberty, Neb., presented Wayne with medals, badges and awards he should have received for his active duty during World War II. But because of paperwork problems and time, no one in the government offices got around to giving him the awards.

When Commander Barr and his wife came to Red Cloud for an open house for their daughter, Jenny Wickham, a nurse practitioner...

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