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Winfield welcomes veterans to their program

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 8:42 am

Neal Burkemper Prayerbook

Neal Burkemper was the guest speaker for Winfield’s Veterans Day Assembly. He is shown holding his prayer book which saved his life in the Vietnam war by shielding his chest from shrapnel from a grenade. When he was sent home to heal from falling out of his aircraft, he later received a package with the prayer book in it. Lodged 80 pages deep was a very sharp piece of debris.