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Vet receives 70-year pin

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017

Rochelle VFW Post 3878 members Bill Bumgarner, Guy Bays and Stanley Wendell presented Bernard Parsley with a 70-year membership pin and patch at his 100th birthday.

Representatives from Rochelle’s VFW Post 3878 helped make their fellow member Bernard Parsley’s birthday celebration even brighter Sunday with the presentation of his 70-year membership pin and patch.

The occasion drew family and friends to the Bethany Rehabilitation Center in DeKalb for Parsley’s 100th birthday party, which is a celebration in itself. The long-time Rochelle VFW member and World War II veteran was all smiles as VFW Post Commander Bill Bumgarner along with members Guy Bays and Stanley Wendell presented him with the highest level acknowledgement from the organization.

“It’s just a great feeling to do this for one of our veterans,” Bays said. “Bernard had a great big smile on his face, he was really appreciative of it.”

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