Friday, January 09, 2015


Chester Lane was just 20 years old when he died in France from wounds suffered on Armistice Day in 1944.

Now, seven decades later, a Central Middle School history teacher is trying to find more information on the young soldier from Bartholomew County (Indiana).

Alan Birkemeier is one of 18 teachers in the country selected to participate in a National History Day project, which focuses on a central theme of “Understanding Sacrifice.”


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