Bill Locksus is now a Centenarian. To commemorate his 100th birthday on Monday, March 13, Missouri Military Academy cadets visited Locksus at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, where he lives and …
Bill Locksus is now a Centenarian. To commemorate his 100th birthday on Monday, March 13, Missouri Military Academy cadets visited Locksus at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, where he lives and presented more than 100 birthday cards from the MMA Corps of Cadets to the U.S. Navy Veteran to help celebrate his birthday and thank him for his service.
The cadets also presented Locksuis, in honor of his service with the Navy during World War II, with a U.S. Navy flag that was flown at MMA from sunrise to sunset.
According to Locksus's family, he served in the Navy for four years and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Randolph during World War II, where he was a member of the Gunnery, 4th Division. During his time on the Randolph, they were hit by a kamikaze and lost d25 men. He also spent time in Brazil and the Philippines. Due to his time in the Navy, he has almost total hearing loss.
Representing the MMA Corps of Cadets, the following cadet leaders were honored to visit Locksus on his birthday: Cadet Battalion Commander Marco Afane, Battalion Executive Officer Gorka-Aitor Yarte-Zertuche, Band Company Commander Anthony Melick, Bravo Company Commander Lucas Sydlewski, Charlie Company Commander Brett Miles and Delta Company Commander Kellan Mugisha.
The cadets spent time visiting with Locksus and other veterans.
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