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November 8 Poll Results
Did you vote in the
Did you vote?
Nov. 6, 2012
I voted for presidential and local candidates (48)
1% I only voted
for local candidates (1)
0% No, I could not
support any candidates (0)
I voted absentee (11)
Throw the bums out! (7)
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Story Headlines for November 8,
Born to be a warrior
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Kind of like Tom Sawyer, Allen Brockmann grew up within 10 miles of the
Mississippi River – in eastern
Iowa couldn’t hold him;
the Korean War had just started. In 1950, when Allen was only
17, he shipped off for Marine boot camp. “Even when I was a kid,
I always thought that I was born to be a warrior” he said. An
old harness maker in his hometown of Eldridge used to make
custom bullwhips for him. The bigger he grew, the bigger the
bullwhip. At 5’3” tall, weighing 136 pounds, he got off the bus
CA. His DI (Drill
Instructor) said, “What are ya doin’ here lad? There are no
dwarfs in the Marine Corps.” When asked if he was scared Allen
said, “I wasn’t scared of anything; I was crazy.”