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Article posted: 2/5/2013 12:25 PM

Work progressing on Lovell's mural by veteran artists

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Veteran Howard Jacobs, who was drafted into service in World War II from Highland Park and still resides there, paints in the foreground. Jacobs painted the section on the left, depicting the Revolutionary War, the first of the military conflicts to be portrayed in the mural. Vietnam veteran Dave Watling, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., paints to his right.

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Veteran artist Richard Simmons, right, and veteran artist and Lovell FHCC employee Letty Knight work on the middle panels of the mural depicting Desert Storm.

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Navy veteran and Lovell FHCC employee Letty Knight, right, talks with her co-worker, Christine Misovie, about the section of the mural Knight is painting, which depicts Desert Storm.

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The first section of the mural at the Lovell Federal Health Care Center shows proud mounted soldiers of the Revolutionary War, while the last panel portrays a beaming service member tightly hugging his young daughter as he is welcomed home.
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    • Veteran Howard Jacobs, who was drafted into service in World War II from Highland Park and still resides there, paints in the foreground. Jacobs painted the section on the left, depicting the Revolutionary War, the first of the military conflicts to be portrayed in the mural. Vietnam veteran Dave Watling, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., paints to his right.
    •  Veteran artist Richard Simmons, right, and veteran artist and Lovell FHCC employee Letty Knight work on the middle panels of the mural depicting Desert Storm.
    •  Navy veteran and Lovell FHCC employee Letty Knight, right, talks with her co-worker, Christine Misovie, about the section of the mural Knight is painting, which depicts Desert Storm.
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