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MEDIA ALERT Mayor Bob Stephens will present keys to the City to six decorated World War II veterans at a pre-Veterans Day Parade ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, 815 E. St. Louis Street. Receiving keys are:
• Robert Rosendahl, U.S. Army Air Corps Airplane Mechanic Crew Chief, Master Sgt.;
• Jack Hamlin, U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Cutter Boatswain, Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class;
• Dr. Thomas MacDonnell, U.S. Army Infantry Sharpshooter, S/Sgt.;
• E.E. “Gene” Gilbreath, U.S. Army Paratrooper, PFC;
• Ralph Manley, U.S. Army Paratrooper, 1st Sgt.;
• Don Grisham, U.S. Navy Seabees Heavy Equipment Operator, Machinist Mate 3rd Class. The veterans will also serve as parade grand marshals and deputy grand marshals alongside Mayor Stephens. # # # For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), email@example.com.