Letter to the Editor

Goodbye to a dear friend

Sunday, June 30, 2019

To the editor:

Once again I must bid farewell to a HS buddy, a friend who volunteered “draft” along with two other Brazil boys, thinking we would stay together during our training. I was in the wrong line at the exam station in Indianapolis and the fellow told me I was in the Navy. I couldn’t swim in ocean water and said, no, I wanted the Army or I was going home.

My friends were in the other line leading up to a man in charge. The fellow I said that to must have been shook up as he said, “Get in that other line” behind my three friends. This was the last time I saw them until after our two years and I returned, signing for six and Bob Snyder, who passed away May 6, said he would hang it up.

He is now signed for “indefinite” as my sergeant in charge of the Army Aircorps in that AF above.

After working for many years for Otto’s Gas on r59N, Bob will be long remembered as the guy who always changed the tanks for all Clay County, living a life for the Lord and loving everyone, married for 55 years until her passing in 2006, retired now from Otto’s Gas, he worked for Timberland and cared for his farm animals, hosting lots of picnics with his church family and friends. “‘Til we meet again.”

Marion “Sarge” Eveland

Brazil, Indiana