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Maquoketa: Wayne's 84th birthday, August 7, 2021
Wayne and Ellen, Karen and Ron, Irene and Tom, and Allen got together for lunch and birthday cake.

Memory lane:
Wayne's U. S. Navy days


Wayne's Navy days: graduating class 1956, San Diago.
Wayne, right photo, center of photograph
Below, in uniform aboard the U.S. S. Randolf.
At nineteen, one year after he had had enough of plowing corn on dad's farm, Wayne was in
the North Atlantic. He was the last mechanic to tap the pilot on the shoulder and ok the take-
off. The canapy closed and Wayne watched the jet shoot off the deck. Then he waited for it to return.