Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Larry Nelson
Veterans History Project 

Veterans History Project: Everett L. Kelley


Everett L. Kelley of Kimball did his part in the effort to help bring down the Nazi regime in World War II. At the tender age of eighteen, he knew the Selective Service would be after him. He made his way to the U.S. Army recruiter’s office in Scottsbluff. He listened to what the man had to say, and followed the instructions as provided.

By this time in his life, he had new bride and soon, she would be “with child.” He had worked some short-term jobs as a young man, but most businesses wouldn’t hire him because they seemed to know that he would be going away to the war…soon....

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