November Bandstand Flag Notice

Hugh V. Faulkner

Hugh V. Faulkner

November 2018

Hugh V. Faulkner

February 28, 1928 – November 4, 2017

United States Army

Private First Class

The flag flying over the bandstand during November is in honor of Hugh Vernon Faulkner

Hugh grew up on a farm near New Sharon and was a 1945 graduate of Lacey High School. After his first year at Central College, he enlisted in the Army, at age 18. Sept. 12, 1946, Hugh entered the U.S. Army at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. After his basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, he was sent to Japan for occupation duty on the island of Kyushu. For almost 13 months, he served in the 19th Infantry Regiment, a Regimental Intelligence Office that was a part of the 24th Division of the U.S. 8th Army. He returned to the states and was granted an honorable discharge on December 29, 1947.

He attended Central College for one more year and then transferred to the University of Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1951. After graduation, he worked for Banker’s Life (now Principle Life Insurance Company) in Des Moines, Proctor & Gamble, and eventually GM Finance. He started law school at the University of Iowa in 1954. Upon graduation in 1957, with his Juris Doctor Degree, he began working for the Attorney General, Norman Erbe, as an Assistant Attorney General. Soon after, Hugh married Everil Minard in 1958. In 1959, he relocated to Ames to work for the Attorney General at the Iowa Department of Transportation, where he could experience more trial work.

In 1961, he joined the law firm of Bray & McCoy and became a partner in 1962 (the firm later became McCoy, Faulkner, & Broerman). He was appointed Mahaska County Attorney to fill a vacancy in 1961 and then elected two times afterward, serving as County Attorney from 1969 through 1975. He loved practicing law, scarcely missing a day of work until health issues forced him to retire in late 2016.

If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or www.langkampfuneralchapel.com Contact Us Link.

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