May 9, 2014 5:14 PM

World War II vet in Raytown keeps his old ship alive in memory

Most customers at Rosie’s Cafe in Independence walked right past the World War II warship when they came in one morning this week. It was waffle day — they were absorbed. As in syrup. It was later as they walked to the counter to pay that the nearly 8-foot-long model of a destroyer mounted on a stand in the corner caught their eye. They glanced, put down money and looked again while waiting for change.

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