MC History Spotlight: John Quinn, war vet, father, husband, civic leader. Editor’s Note: MC History Spotlight is a weekly history column brought to you by Ludington Woods Living and Memory Care. Each week this column features a story from our county’s past. Today, we feature one of our World War II heroes, John J. Quinn. John is a resident of Ludington Woods and sat down with me last week to talk about his family, his service to our country, and to our county. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — John J. Quinn, 94, has led a life of hard work, service to his country and his community. A veteran of World War II, John served his country as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a bombardier on a B-17 bomber, one of the most dangerous jobs during the war. One of his scariest moments didn’t occur during a bombing raid but during a relief effort. Towards the end of the war, the Army started dropping food supplies over occupied countries. “Ten days before the war ended, we were flying over The Netherlands dropping food,” he says. “One of the bags of food got caught on a … Continue reading History Spotlight: John Quinn, war vet, father, husband, civic leader.
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