|This blog post continues to share the "back stories" that led to the next "Letter to Mary" dated 1943.....|
|Circa 1938 Wilbur C Garner on the left with high school buddies Towson, Md.|
Written by Wilbur Cecil Garner, Sr. October 1, 1976
"I started my education at Public School No. 63. Around 1933, when Dad lost the family home due to the failure of his butter and egg delivery business, the family moved to a rented apartment in a lovely home on Beverly Road and Register Avenue, in Baltimore County. I transferred to Stoneleigh School to continue my education. I went on to complete my education at Towson High School.
|Wilbur's Senior Class picture Towson High School 1938|
|Elizabeth Ann Sutton Circa 1941|
|Betty and Wilbur November 1942 Louisiana|
I entered active duty on October 13, 1942 and left Baltimore for Camp Lee, Virginia. After three days at Camp Lee, I was sent to Camp Hood, Texas joining the 802nd TD Battalion. I became a Corporal on January 1, 1943 and the company clerk. By April of 1943 I was reassigned to Camp Polk, Louisiana. I applied for Clerical Administrative Warrant Officer (Junior Grade). I finished my Army education as clerical, learning preparation of military correspondence, reports, records, forms and typing, at Fort Knox, Kentucky in May.* Extracted from Military records and written in first person for consistency.
|Corporal Wilbur C. Garner April 23, 1943|