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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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