After leaving the service, Sam worked as an automobile mechanic before going to work for Alcoa as a maintenance mechanic in 1950. He retired from the company in 1983.
Throughout the years, Sam has been active in the Camanche VFW and the Masonic Lodge. Chuck Duax, master of ceremonies for this year’s Memorial Day ceremony, said Sam is a great person who does a great job with “This Ragged Old Flag.” Sam always liked this song, but said he cannot sing. Instead he recites it.
The service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery. In the event of rain, it will be moved to the Camanche High School gymnasium.