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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

All in the family

Military service runs in the genetics of the Neuschwander and Williquette families


Last updated 11/4/2021 at 12:50pm

Drew Lawson | The Times

Marine Corps veteran Dave Neuschwander (left) and his son-in-law, Air Force veteran Kelly Williquette (right) stand in front of Williquette's military recognition. Neuschwander is holding a picture of his brothers, both military veterans, and himself in Washington D.C. on an honor flight.

REARDAN-Veteran's Day is next Thursday, Nov. 11, and the holiday recognizing those who have served in the military carries special meaning for one local family. If one has the Neuschwander or Williquette surname, there's a good chance they've served in one of the military branches.

The senior in town, Dave Neuschwander, was one of three brothers to serve in the military. Neuschwander was in the Marine Corps from 1957 to 1960 and was stationed at Point Arguello next to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

He was a security guard for three missile silos at the point.

"This was during t...

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