County Veterans Book Nears Release
After overcoming many delays due to the massive number of pictures, the desire to have all pictures converted to color images, and the difficulty of finding pictures and information for as many of Oneida County’s 1800 veterans as possible, the highly anticipated book of “Oneida County Idaho Military Veterans” will be available for sale and distribution on Veterans’ Day in November. This date is dependent on the project not running into additional printing and binding delays. The book is projected to go to press the first part of October.
Spearheaded by Kay and Gene Caldwell, the project is the long-held dream of many Oneida County residents – to have one book where all Oneida County military veterans can be recognized and honored. Brent Bowen has been the technology wizard who has organized the book and colorized thousands of pictures, using increasingly complex computer software.
The book incorporated “The Red Book” compiled by Marion Hanson and Bill Byrd in 1949 to honor World War II veterans. Veterans of all other wars from World War I through the current War on Terrorism are included in the new book.
Pre-orders for the nearly 500-page historical treasure can be made by contacting Brent Bowen at [email protected] or 208-406-2892 or Kay Caldwell at [email protected] or 208-766-4014. The cost of the book will be $105 and can be paid by check, cash, or credit card. A celebration to commemorate when the book is finally available will be held at the American Legion Building with date and time to be announced later.