Bill Baumholser Is This Week's Hometown Hero

He is a Hometown Hero who has dawned a uniform to serve the River City during two major wars.

Posted: Mar 20, 2021 5:53 PM
Updated: Mar 21, 2021 10:14 PM

He is a Hometown Hero who has dawned a uniform to serve the River City during two major wars.

It's inside Bill Baumholser's home you can find nine decades worth of memories.

"I went in in 1944," says Baumholser. "This picture was taken when I was in boot camp back in 1944."

The 94-year-old Navy veteran served in both World War Two and the Korean War.

"I was out about two-and-a-half-years and I worked with my dad building houses and they called me back during Korea," says Baumholser.

This Hometown Hero getting the opportunity to be a part of the very first Honor Flight.

"I had a lot of fun on that flight."

Originally from the River City, Bill now resides in Warrick County spending his days alongside his wife.

"It's been 69 years," says Baumholser.

69 years of marriage with his best friend, both of which raised a family of their own.

Bill still going strong.

"I want 20 more years," says Baumholser. "I wanna go like Bob Hope and Jimmy Durante, they were 100."

Sitting with Bill, he can recall even the smallest of memories throughout his life, and there's not one thing he regrets.

"I've had a good life for what I've done," says Baumholser. "I'd do the same thing again over."

As he plans to celebrate his 95th birthday the end of the year, his secret to a happy life:

"I don't let nothing worry me," says Baumholser. "What comes, comes and what happened yesterday, you'll never...I just don't worry about it."

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Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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