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John A. Lawrence

Colorado man comes to Joppa to pay tribute to father's WWII commander

Colorado man comes to Joppa to pay tribute to father's WWII commander

Arthur S. Kirschner and John G. Reckord Jr. were members of what has come to be known as "The Greatest Generation."

They went off to World War II and served together in Company L of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division. Reckord, a captain, was the company commander, and Kirschner, a sergeant, was in charge of the company's kitchen. One man came home, the other did not.

Their personal connection might have ended there had it not been for Kirschner's son, Bruce, who on a cloudy and breezy morning Saturday paid homage to his father, Arthur Kirschner, John Reckord and "all the men of Company L," as he stood by a black obelisk within the Mountain Christian...

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