My name is Pete Allen and I live in Fort Scott, Ks. I am 78 years old and that makes me too young for WW II and I was going to school during the Korean Conflict. My service years were being in the Kansas Army National Guard from 1958 to 1962. I spent 6 months on active duty with basic training at Fort Leonard Wood and artillery surveying schooling at Fort Sill. When I was a senior in high school I won a State wide recruiting contest for the Guard. The reward was an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for one week (the other 9 of the top 10 went also). We flew there and back in an old Army National Guard plane. Yesterday I stood in the rain to welcome a group of wounded combat veterans who were here in Fort Scott for a R&R week end of hunting at the E-3 Ranch, hosted by former major league player, Adam LaRoche and his family.