Lakewood Public Schools Veteran of the Game, Mr. Bob Shoemaker, August 24, 2018
Applause filled the Lakewood stadium during half-time honors for our Veteran of the Game, Mr. Bob Shoemaker, Korean War Veteran – U.S. Navy, 1949 - 1952, Koarean Waters & Pacific Ocean
Mr. Shoemaker was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to Lake Odessa at the age of 6. In 1949, Mr. Shoemaker enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Korean War as a Rank Machinist’s Mate – 2nd Class on the Aircraft USS Valley Forge CV-45. The USS Valley Forge was the first aircraft launch jet used against a foreign government. In 1952, Mr. Shoemaker was presented with full service medals returned to Lake Odessa, and has been a lifelong resident. He married his wife Jane and raised four children in our community. Mr. Shoemaker owned Lake Odessa Auto Parts and retired after 26 years.
A special thank you to Steve and Roy from Lake Odessa VFW, and to Mr. Ben Halanski, and Boy Scout Troop Pack 3396. To learn more about the Lakewood Veteran of the Game Honors, visit: https://mi02212290.schoolwires.net/Page/633