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By Kate Radford
Contributing Writer 

Veteran Highlight: Ken Gellatly

 

November 12, 2020

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Ken Gellatly particpates in the American legion Post 9 Honor Guard during the 2019 Veteran's Day Observance.

Ken Gellatly joined the Army in 1961.

"I got drafted, but they beat me to it. I was just getting ready to go enlist, but I wasn't sure I was going to go to the Army. I was maybe going to go into the Air Force. I wanted to be a pilot," Gellatly said.

Gellatly served his basic training in Fort Ord, Calif., then got shipped to Fort Campbell, Ky. as a mechanic in the 101st Airborne. "I was in the...



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