BEATRICE – A Gage County man who served his country in Japan and Korea, was honored Wednesday by the Gage County Board.
Robert Schoen served in the U.S. Army from February of 1952 until January 1954. He was a Medic while in the service.
Schoen said he was inducted at a military camp in Missouri, took his infantry training and eight weeks of basic medical training…before being sent to San Francisco.
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Schoen says he eventually was sent to Korea where he served in a transportation battalion as a medic in a dispensary, and as an ambulance driver.
Schoen was discharged from Camp Carson, Colorado.
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Schoen earned four medals for his military service. His recognition before the Gage County Board on Wednesday is a continuation of a program to recognize the sacrifices and service of county war veterans, to their nation.