I wanted to get out of farming

June 7, 2019
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I wanted to get out of farming

I wanted to get out of farming

“I grew up in Hamilton, Alabama. I was 17 when I enlisted in 1942. I wanted to get out of farming. I didn’t want to plow with a mule and horse anymore. We went to the Atlantic and Normandy and southern France. Then went to Iwo Jima and Okinawa. I was a lookout on the forward crow’s nest, 40 feet above water. I came home and went to high school and went to college. I went to work for Reynolds aluminum and never went back to farming. I turn 94 next month.” Has

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