For most vets, spouse kept home fires burning
At Sampter's clothier in Fremont, VFW officers ask Deb Macaluso, right, to buy a VFW raffle ticket. From left are Jim Pierce, state VFW commander; Donna Fenske, president of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary of Nebraska; and Fenske's husband, Dale Fenske, commander of VFW District 7. The Fenskes retired in Fremont, after spending the last 18 years of his Navy career on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay.
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 12:10 pm, Fri May 23, 2014.
When Command Master Chief Dale Fenske trod his last few steps in the uniform of the U.S. Navy, he knew for sure he wasn't going to walk them alone.
As a sailor piped the traditional farewell salute on a boatswain's whistle, Fenske stepped over to where his wife, Donna, was watching his retirement ceremony. He held out his arm for her to join him.
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Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:10 pm.