Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 21, 2016, Page 13
Fourth generation enlisted
The Creveling family was honored with the fourth generation to serve our country when Robert Eugene Hepner (center) of rural Ellston enlisted during ceremonies at Camp Dodge in Des Moines on June 21.
Robert was accompanied by his aunt Brandy Walker (right) and grandfather Robert Creveling (left), also of Ellston.
Robert will be leaving for basic training on September 13. After basic training Robert will receive skill
training in aircraft weapons systems.
Robert is the fourth generation in his family to serve. Great-great grandfather Luther Johnston served in World War I; great grandfather Marion Creveling served in World War II and
grandpa Robert Creveling served during the Vietnam Conflict.
The proud grandpa Bob also serves on the Ringgold County Veterans Commission and as the adjutant for the Ellston American Legion Post.
Photograph courtesy of Mount Ayr Record-News
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2016