Eddie Macha.
Eddie Macha.
Decorah’s Eddie Macha has always been in awe of what this country can do when its people get together and are going in the same direction.

Macha, who just turned 85, served his country for about 30 years, if you combine his time in the U.S. Army and his civil service career after he was discharged.

“My father was drafted into the Army in World War I and my brother served in World War II. When I came along, it just seemed like I should be part of that,” said Macha.
He said growing up during World War II, he got a sense of something … of the country working together for the greater good.

For complete story and more photos, see Thursday's Decorah Journal.