Jefferson County Veteran Honored By County Commissioners

FAIRBURY – A Jefferson County Army World War II Veteran was honored Tuesday morning, for dedication to his country.

Norman Tedrow of Fairbury served in the Army Combat Engineers in World War II from May of 1942 until he was honorably discharged from the Army in January of 1946.

During his time in the military, he distinguished himself as an expert marksman with a rifle.  Tedrow was a member of the 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Division, in which it took 21 days by ship to reach New Guinea.    After WWII ended he aided in war clean up in the Philippines and Japan.    He also received a certificate from the “White House and Grateful Nation” signed by Harry S. Truman.

After Sergeant Norman Tedrow was honorably discharged from the Army, he joined his family in California before returning to be a carpenter in Fairbury.

The Jefferson County Commissioners will continue to honor the county’s war veterans for service to their country, on the first Tuesday of each month.

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