Write On: The life of Keneth Allan Cole in the Navy


February 17, 2024

Essay by: Chavelle Knochenmus

10th grade English

Veterans Narrative

Roseau Community School

Mrs. Carla Olsen

My grandpa, Keneth Allan Cole, was a veteran of World War II. He was born in Penturan, Minnesota, which is in the heart of the Beltrami Forest. He enlisted in the Navy in July 1945 and served for two years. He was mostly just part of the clean-up crew, so he didn't receive any awards, and his rank was Seaman. He enlisted because he didn't want to be drafted into the army. His family was not surprised. In fact, his dad went with him because he wanted to enlist but was not in the best of...

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