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    Tom Sevits shares his memories at Way Library.

Veterans project continues at Way Library

‘It was a wonderful experience, and I was very proud to serve my country’

Veterans Day is upon us. One of the ways our community recognizes veterans is through the Way Library’s participation in the Library of Congress Veterans Project.

The purpose is to preserve veterans’ service memories. Recently, Way Library recorded an interview with longtime Perrysburg resident, Tom Sevits, who served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959.

“I was born in Fremont on January 20, 1938,” Mr. Sevits said. “My folks were living in Hessville at that time. My dad was a dispatcher for the Interurban Railway in Toledo, and we moved to Woodville to be closer to his work. Later, we moved to Millersville when my father took a job with the J.E. Baker Company there. They quarried dolomite, which was used to make steel.

“I went to first and second grade at Jackson-Burgoon School in Millersville. By third grade, we had moved to Helena. It was a two-room school house, four grades up and four grades down.

 

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