Monday, April 27, 2009

Rawlins County is updating their History, so I wrote these to add to the collection.

Albert J. Holub
Albert James Holub, Tech Sergeant, Air Craft Mechanic for the U. S. Air Force was raised in Rawlins County on a farm southeast of Beardsley. Al joined the Air Force on the 26 March 1961 and spent the next 20 years serving our country, retiring on 30 March 1981.
Al took his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas then attended Basic Air Craft Maintenance School in Wichita Falls, Texas. He then went on to Donaldson AFB, South Carolina and during that time served two six month duties in Germany. While at Hunter AFB, Savannah Georgia, Al had a 3 month temporary duty in Guam.
Following these assignments, Al served in Vietnam for a year and three months. During this time he was awarded the Air Force Accommodation Medal. After leaving Vietnam, he was stationed at Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado, then moved to Shepherd AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas where he served as a mechanic instructor.
Iceland was next where he worked on EC 121’s for one year, then Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan where he worked on the B 52. Overseas duty was next in Athens, Greece where he worked on EC 135 aircraft, His last assignment was Loring AFB, Maine where he again worked on the B 52.
When Al retired, he lived briefly in Wellington, KS, then moved home to McDonald where he lives at present.

Albert J. and Vonita S. (Faber) Holub
Al and Vonita were married on September 4, 1993 at Al’s home in McDonald, Rawlins County, Kansas with Judge Dorothy Reinert officiating. The wedding was held in the yard with many friends and relatives present.
Al was born in Rawlins County, Kansas on September 27, 1938 to Albert and Vera (Studer) Holub. He grew up on his parents farm northwest of Beardsley with 11 brothers and sisters: Margie (Holub) McFee, Delbert (Bud), Joyce (Holub) Hale, Larry, Judy (Holub) Mann, Patty (Holub) Lloyd, Gary (Pete), Maryjane (Holub) Howard, Ronnie, Randy and Tammy (Holub) Ginther. Al attended grade school in Beardsley. In 1956, Al graduated from McDonald High School, then moved to California for a short time. He came back to McDonald, joined the Air Force and served our country for 20 years.
During this time, Al married Linda Smith in 1963. Two children were born during this marriage; Cheryl on 21 July 1964 and Alan, 20 November 1965, both in Savannah, Georgia. He later married Edna Walton in 1968, and they had a daughter, Michelle, born 3 April 1970 in Wichita Falls, Texas.
In 1981, Al retired from the Air Force, lived in Wellington, Kansas, then moved back home to McDonald where he worked for the County Highway Department as a maintainer driver for thirteen years.
Vonita was born to Jack and Mary (Hurst) Faber in Colby, Kansas and went home to the family farm in Rawlins County south of McDonald. She has a sister Jackie (Faber) Jorgensen and a brother John. John still lives on the family farm. Vonita attended the Mirage School in Rawlins County until 6th grade when the family transferred to Brewster. Vonita graduated from Brewster High School in 1967.
In 1967, Vonita married Robert Wallsmith. To this union three children were born; Julie Marie, 23 March 1968; Matthew Dean, 7 July 1970; Jessica Lane, 17 November 1972. Vonita graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Secondary Education/ English. She taught in Stockton, Kansas for one year then taught Outreach Composition I and II classes for Colby Community College until 1998.
Since their marriage, Al and Vonita have lived in McDonald except from 1996 to 2001 when they owned and operated Big Al’s Steak House in Brewster, Kansas. Between the two of them they have 13 grandchildren who bring joy and excitement into their lives.

1 comment:

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