Alfred J. Elam, 84, of Belleville, in his basement office surrounded by photos and mementoes of his U.S. Navy service. He was a chief gunner's mate with the U.S. Navy Armed Guard, protecting merchant ships, during World War II.
Alfred J. Elam, 84, of Belleville, in his basement office surrounded by photos and mementoes of his U.S. Navy service. He was a chief gunner's mate with the U.S. Navy Armed Guard, protecting merchant ships, during World War II.
Alfred J. Elam, 84, of Belleville, in his basement office surrounded by photos and mementoes of his U.S. Navy service. He was a chief gunner's mate with the U.S. Navy Armed Guard, protecting merchant ships, during World War II.

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