Local Gold Star mother finally gets her medallion

John Sion places the Gold Star Medallion on the grave of his mother-in-law, Ella Walla during Saturday’s ceremony. Sticker Photo By Darrell Vyvjala
Over 50 years have past since Capt. Gerald Walla of Schulenburg perished in a plane crash while serving his country during the Vietnam War. His mother, Ella (Blaschke) Walla, succumbed to heart failure over 24 years ago. This past Saturday, a ceremony at St. Rose Catholic Cemetery culminated with the placing of a Gold Star Medallion on Mrs. Walla’s grave site. The long-overdue recognition is…

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