Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 5, Number 3, September, 1995 Page: Front Inside
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Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal
Volume 5, Number 3
Editor: Bill Stein
Associate Editor: Terry Ford
Production Assistants: Elizabeth Schoellmann, Tracey Wegenhoft
Supreme Sacrifice: Colorado County's World War II Dead
b y Joe C . Fling ............................................................................ 1 1 1
Index to Volume 5 .................................................. ............. 170
The cover photograph shows Robert W. Brown, Jr. (standing at far left), a graduate of
Eagle Lake High School, his nine man crew, and their B-24 Liberator bomber. On December 20,
1 943, Brown and eight of the other men were killed in action over Bulgaria.
Acknowledgements and Notes
Joe C. Fling is a native of Garwood and a lifelong resident of Colorado County. He serves
as Assistant Colorado County Attorney, and is the founding pastor of Living Hope Church in Eagle
Lake. He has published three religioius treatises, including People of Hope.
Thanks are due to Melissa Garza, for her transcriptions of the author's notes, to Cherrie
and Gloria McCain, for quickly typing the lengthy manuscript into a computer, to Mercy Fling, for
proofreading and for assistance in locating graves, to Jerri Fling and Dick Johnson for research
assistance, and to the numerous relatives of the World War II dead who have eagerly assisted this
attempt to perpetuate their memories by sharing photographs, documents, and other information,
including Gloria Leopold, Aileen Glueck, Hume Baker, Jewel Briscoe, Robert Bubolz, Essie
Hammons, Karen Beken, Billy Cook, George M. Cason, Jr., Betty and Margorie Evoritt, Iris Danklefs,
Olive Baker, Mildred Johnson, A. J. and Marlene Williams, Emily Engel, Henrietta Hassie Swing,
Sophie Zoeller, Cecelia Kallina, Doris Albright, Tillie Helmcamp, M. G. Lanier, Esther New, R. L.
New, Juanita Chollett, Dean Varley, Lynn Powers, Lawrence Shimek, Nancy Morelan, Fred
Hoeninghaus, Tracey Wegenhoft, Angelita Yanez, Kay Potter, Martha Connor, Pauline Clark, Gloria
Ilse, Debbie Lewis, Marion Winsenreid, and Glen and Esther Raasch.
ISSN 1053-4733. Published by the Archives of the Nesbitt Memorial Library. Printed by Shoen Type & Print,
Route 2, Box 1 93B, Alleyton, Texas 78935. To subscribe, contact Bill Stein, Nesbitt Memorial Library, 529
Washington Street, Columbus, Texas 78934, (409) 732-5514. Single copies sell for $6.00. 200
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