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By Teresa Simpson
Gazette Reporter 

Veterans Corner - Frank Watson

Interview with Gazette Intern Reporter, Reid Thompson


September 29, 2022

In an interview with Gazette intern reporter Reid Thompson, Frank Watson, 79 of St. John spoke about his life and his time in the service.

“Are you originally from the area?” Thompson asked, starting the interview, to which Watson responded that he and his wife were both born in Blue Springs, Missouri, “we went to high school together, she was my only girlfriend,” Watson said.

After high school, Watson left to play football at West Point in 1960. Watson’s wife would go to college in Kansas, and Watson would then go to New York for his last year of school. The couple got married on...

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