This is my father. He grew up in Salt Lake City and Nephi, Utah. He went in the Army on 1 October 1942 in WW II and served in the Signal Corps after he crashed a plane as a cadet. The only war stories he ever told were about his time in the Alsace region in France. HE loved that place and the people. He kept in touch with some of the people in France until his death in 1974. But, we know he landed in Italy and he never wanted to talk about that experience. After the war he entered the University of Utah and graduated in 1951 as an Electrical Engineer. He married Marie Cortsen and I was born about a year later, my twin brothers were born three years after me. He worked in the aerospace industry his entire working life. Starting in Texas, then California until he retired and moved back to Utah to be near Winnie's kids.
My mother and Winnie were friends in Nursing School when they met Gene and my dad. So these four people all knew each other very well and hung out together for many years.
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