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Veteran's Corner: Norm Teitrick

Series: Veterans Corner | Story 4

COLFAX - During the Korean War, local Norman Teitrick joined the Navy on November 29, 1950.

Having spent his entire life in Colfax, Teitrick explained that when he joined, he was 17 and had just graduated.

"I joined up in Lewiston, Idaho," Teitrick said, adding that he was sick and tired of trains due to riding them for two days when he got to San Diego.

"I had a brother that was on a destroyer," he said, adding that his brother had written about his service.

"I was going to serve with him on the ship," he said, explaining that he couldn't because rules changed so that they couldn't pair up wi...


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