There are fewer than 400,000 World War II veterans alive today, and four of them currently live at Jackson Creek Senior Living. The Gazette in Colorado Springs recently launched a new podcast series titled “Last of the Greatest,” which seeks to tell the stories of the veterans alive today who served in the War.
In the first installation of this series, reporter Tom Roeder sat down with Marine veteran Arthur Whisennand, 91, Navy veteran Jim Swanson, 93, Army Air Corps veteran Earl Depner, 101, Marine veteran Ed Krekorian, 94, and Army veteran Franklin Moon, who was 97 at the time of his interview.
“At Jackson Creek Senior Living, they have formed a unique fraternity, only sometimes sharing memories of war but reveling that they all joined in an American crusade,” Roeder writes. “…Here are their war stories.”