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|Frank Kresh WB9UKW|
Frank Kresh was one of the most an enthusiastic and dependable volunteer operators at the Wisconsin Special Olympics State Summer Games held at Stevens Point each year. Frank was the station at the public address annoucer's table for the duration of the track events.
Frank was born August 9, 1921 in Stevens Point to Frank and Rose (Schelke) Kresh. He attended St. Peter's Grade School and Emerson High School.
He joined the United States Army Air Corps in September 1942 and was honorably discharged in January 1946. He served as a seargent in New Guinea and the Southern Philippines. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Phillipine Liberation Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with four bronze stars, and the American Theater Service Ribbon.
He married Lorraine Wood on June 8, 1944, in Stevens Point.
Following his military service, Frank worked at Weber Lifelike Fly/Weber Plastics until 1981. In 1950, he completed his machinist toolmaker apprenticeship and in 1966, the Advanced Industrial Hydraulic Course.
From 1981 until his retitrement in 1987, he was employed by the City of Stevens Point.
In addition to Amateur Radio, he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Frank Kresh died Monday, May 1st, 2006 at home following a lengthy illness.
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