***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Jones to honor WWII veteran in Grand Ledge on June 20

Sen. Rick Jones

Sen. Rick Jones

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rick Jones will present retired U.S. Army Cpl. Fred H. Gehlhaar with a special tribute in recognition of his service to the country in Europe during World War II.

Who:
Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge;
Retired U.S. Army Cpl. Fred H. Gehlhaar;
American Legion Post 48 officials; and
Family members and friends.

When:
Saturday, June 20 at 4 p.m.

Where:
American Legion Post 48
731 N. Clinton St.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Brief:
Gehlhaar was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1944 at age 18. By early 1945, he was in Europe assigned to the 87th Division, 346 Regiment, Company E, 1st Platoon, 1st Rifle Squadron. During his service, Gehlhaar was involved in two battles, Rhineland and Central Europe, and spent his 19th birthday in a foxhole at the Rhine River.

After the war, Gehlhaar helped transition Army service personnel until his discharge in July 1946.

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