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Bessemer remembers those who served


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BESSEMER — Jim Tannheimer was the guest speaker at Memorial Day services at Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer Monday morning.

Tannheimer grew up in Yale Location, graduated from Bessemer high school and joined the U.S. Air Force. He credited John Frello, now the Gogebic County veterans service officer and a fellow Yale lad, for helping him decide to join the military.

He retired 25 years later as a command chief master sergeant after spending much of his service recruiting others to join in service of their country, specifically earning awards for r...