Sunday, November 7, 2010

Save the clipping

My wife's grandmother saved this Abilene, Texas newspaper clipping for over 40 years. Her son, Reginald Eugene Glenn had joined the Navy in November 1944 and I am sure she was proud of him. He was too young to join, only 17 and she had to sign the enlistment papers to give him permission.

Gene made it through the war but had a tough life afterwards and was shot to death in 1961. I found a couple other Abilene, Texas newspaper articles that listed him; one for an auto accident he had while driving a cab, one for a divorce and a couple when his elementary class was written up for something.

This was the one his mother kept.

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