Born Myra, Lincoln County, West Virginia, February 13, 1923
Graduated Hamlin High School, 1941
Enlisted Army Air Corps, September 1941
Received Pilot’s Wings, March 1943
World War II, 64 combat missions, destroyed 13 enemy aircraft
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Hamlin became county seat, 1869. First court met, 1867, at Hamline Church (1 Mi. away), where, 1852-53, the Virginia Legislature established town of Hamline, named for Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamline of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
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