War Stories: World War II Veteran Ben Lemire


For nearly three years, we’ve been telling the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans, and dozens of them have been World War II veterans. Ben Lemire was a Navy mechanic who provided support to aviators during World War II, and he recently passed, so we wanted to share his story one last time, from September 2017, when he told Central Oregon Daily’s Warren Schultz about his military career and his life in Oregon after the war.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.


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