U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer (retired) Ray Ball talks about the World War II era Mark 37 torpedo in Farmington Park on Veterans Day.

FARMINGTON — A World War II era torpedo ended a “full steam ahead” years-long journey at the City of Farmington’s Heritage Park on Veterans Day.

The 11.5-foot long relic sits near the park pavilion along Kimberly Clark Parkway.

A native of Booneville, Joel graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a BS degree in journalism and a double emphasis on news writing/editorial and photojournalism. He has been employed by the Daily Corinthian since 2016.

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