WW II veterans share good fortune

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WW II veterans share good fortune

Bob Sadler, right, shares a story with the family of Joe Sackett, his close friend when both lived in Durango. Sackett died in 2005. From left are Sackett’s granddaughter Lindsay Box, great-grandson Tavian Box, 4, and daughter Jan Smith. Sadler and Sackett both served with the Army Air Corps and were greeters at Kroeger’s Hardware.
Bob Sadler thumbs through aerial photos taken while he served with the 155th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in Europe during World War II.
Gene Budzichowski, left, was a gunner/observer and Bob Anderson was a pilot for the 155th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron during World War II.
“I was raised in photography and that’s how I got in the squadron,” said Bob Sadler, left, who explained his family has been in the photography business since World War I. Sadler and fellow veterans Gene Budzichowski, center, and Bob Anderson served in the 155th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in Europe during World War II.

WW II veterans share good fortune

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Bob Sadler, right, shares a story with the family of Joe Sackett, his close friend when both lived in Durango. Sackett died in 2005. From left are Sackett’s granddaughter Lindsay Box, great-grandson Tavian Box, 4, and daughter Jan Smith. Sadler and Sackett both served with the Army Air Corps and were greeters at Kroeger’s Hardware.
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Bob Sadler thumbs through aerial photos taken while he served with the 155th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in Europe during World War II.
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Gene Budzichowski, left, was a gunner/observer and Bob Anderson was a pilot for the 155th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron during World War II.
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“I was raised in photography and that’s how I got in the squadron,” said Bob Sadler, left, who explained his family has been in the photography business since World War I. Sadler and fellow veterans Gene Budzichowski, center, and Bob Anderson served in the 155th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in Europe during World War II.
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