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'The Last Supper' for the 125th Field Artillery Assoc.

November 14, 2017 08:50 PM

Tuesday was the last supper of sorts for the 125th Field Artillery Association. Well, it was really a lunch. The group has been meeting once a month at the Pickwick for decades since the men returned home from WWII.

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Bob Watts has lead the charge. He was the only surviving veteran from the 125th to attend on Tuesday. There is one more in the region, Bill Nelson, but he couldn't come down from up the North Shore. There are 13 total vets still living across the United States.

"There 400 men in my unit when we left Duluth," Watts recalled. "I can't get sad. There are so many beautiful people."

He said there will still be a Christmas card going out to friends and supporters. "We'll play it all by ear, for what's next," he added.

 


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