Thank You, Veterans

A tribute to local veterans

Northwest Herald/Shaw Local News Network

Charlie Behan was a rangy 6-foot-3 football pass catcher end who became one of Crystal Lake’s first superb high school athletes in the late 1930s. But he was most famous for his exploits on Sugar Loaf Hill, a miserable rock pile on the miserable rock pile named Okinawa.

Since statehood, and even before, Illinois has been well-represented in American wars. In many cases, Illinois was among national leaders in the number of men and women supplied to the service.