Blind World War II vet from Yukon to take part in Memorial Day phone call to White House
Emory Finefrock, 89, has begun work as a relay operator, helping deaf veterans make phone calls. He is set to relay a call Monday from a deaf veteran to President Barack Obama.
YUKON — Nearly 70 years after serving as a radio man in the Pacific for the U.S. Navy during World War II, Emory Finefrock is set to deliver another crucial message from one of his fellow veterans, only this time it’s going to the top.
Finefrock, of Yukon, is scheduled to relay a phone call Monday from a deaf veteran living in New York to the White House for a conversation with President Barack Obama. The call is part of an...
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