My grandfather, Leroy Barmes, enlisted for WWII, and was stationed in Florida when he contracted Rheumatic fever. He had been studying radio operating with the Army-Air Corps up in Wisconsin.
Here are some of the nurses and soldiers at the military hospital, June 1942. What was so great – Grandpa wrote their names and addresses on the back of the photos. Tonight, I researched each individual, and discovered nearly all have passed away.
Melvin Rippentrop, Rapid City, South Dakota
Melvin Rippentrop died 1 Jun 1986 in , Blue Earth, MN.
Lt. Carol Gutzmann, 115 Lake Street, Osh Kosh, Wisconsin
Willis Eggspuehler, Iowa Falls, Iowa
Willis D Eggspuehler was born on 11/24/1922 and died on 06/09/2008. Willis Eggspuehler is buried in Clinton-garfield Cemetery, which is located in Rolfe, IA.
William Blanford, 112 Holland Dr. Chattanooga, Tennessee
Coy Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Coy Dunham died Jul. 23, 1998, and is buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, North Carolina.
Wayne M. Harrington, age 91, of Holland, Michigan, passed away Friday, January 27, 2012