ARNOLD H. GRUEBER|
World War II
Memories and Biography
(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)
March 1, 1989
Received your note on Dr. Marvin Reddick, DDS. I imagine by this time Marvin has retired. Some ten years ago, I understand that his wife passed away - a cancer victim. Over a quarter of a century ago, I knew he had two youngsters, girls, but I did not know he had a son. I do know that his oldest girl had gone to college either at his old alma mater or the University of Georgia.
My own sons are long gone from home - one a high school teacher, a former Green Beret, and the younger an assistant vice president of Mid-American Federal S&L. My wife's children, four, are all in Ohio at present. We enjoy five grandchildren. The oldest is 22 and the youngest 5.
It's been a long time since Logan Stannlager 17A and Mussberg. I understand that Major General McMichaels has died, as has General Spivey.
I called George Sebunkar, East Compound, while in Lincoln, Nebraska. George has also retired.
I still have had no word from Wayne Davis, East Compound, our bombardier. I understand he had stayed in the service.
I appreciated a letter from some of the west compound krieges.
"Snake" Carson has long since sold his Buick dealership and retired - South Compound.
Arnett, West Compound, had settled in Arizona.
Ernie Gerritt, West Compound and former vice president of NCR, at last information, is living in Connecticut.
I have been very remiss in staying in touch with these old comrades. Thanks for keeping in touch with some of them.
It's now time in our lives when these old injuries appear. With the old 24's which left us in serious situations, now the results show up, with arthritis and other ails and ailments.
As to my profession, I did what Tex Newton did. I served as a clergyman in the American Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania and Ohio over the years. Then I retired and became a Development Director, Secretary, Vice President, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of a Security Firm. We built churches, hospitals, retirement centers, and nursing homes. We did one in Norwalk, CN. This bonding program was very intensive. Today we call it "junk bonds" in these days we issued "First Mortgage Bonds," all of our issuers were non-profit corporations or the 501 ©(3) firms.
Col. Bill Kelso in L.A. was one of my men who assisted me in putting the prospectuses and registration together for a number of the issues.
Well enough of that for today.
Arnold H. Grueber
927 Broadview Blvd. So.
Dayton, Ohio 45619