Bandstand Flag Notice: November 2019

William Dewaine Greenhalgh

November 2019

William Dewaine Greenhalgh
July 18, 1937 – August 19, 2019

United States Marine Corps.

The flag flying over the bandstand during November is in honor of Bill Greenhalgh.

Bill enlisted in the Marine Corps, June 20, 1957, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was stationed at Twentynine Palms, California, and trained as a Field Artillery Batteryman. Although Bill never served overseas, his wife Mary recalls that his service was during the height of the Cold War. From their house on the base, they could see a constant stream of armored vehicles leaving to be shipped overseas. The men were also told to get their wills updated and their affairs in order. Bill was discharged, April 6, 1959, and awarded a Good Conduct Medal.

Bill and Mary returned to Oskaloosa, and Bill worked at Iowa Valve and then doing carpentry work in the Pella area. In 1960, the family moved to Phoenix, and in 1962, they moved to California; Bill worked in carpentry in both locations. In 1973, they returned to Oskaloosa, and he owned and operated Bill’s Carpentry for fifteen years. He finished his career with Musco working for them from 1988 to 2003.

Contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or on the Contact-Us-Link if you are interested in honoring a deceased veteran with the flag above the bandstand.

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