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Zd022. Four Wisconsin Youth to Graduate from West Point in 194. (03 1940 6 1 MADISON WI CAPITAL TIMES Glenwood G Stephenson from Wisconsin).
The West Point Memorial at the Cabanatuan American Memorial:
Karl, thanks very much for sending this. One of our early book goals was to identify and learn about the other men who Chester Britt served with in the Philippines from the class of 1940. I had all these names, but missed Glenwood G Stephenson because I thought he simply died in an accident in Australia. Thanks to the photo you sent showing him on the memorial with the other men from the 1940 class I dug further and am adding him as the last man from that class who fought and died as part of the defense of the Philippines. 22 men went to the Philippines with Chester from that 1940 class, 11 died during over there.
See attached articles I found. He was a native of Wisconsin, same as Chester Britt. He flew combat missions over Luzon, etc., and died in Australia on 4/21/1942, but his family wasn’t notified of his death until the day Corregidor fell, May 6, 1942.
Hector Polla, class of 1941, was an usher in Chester Britt’s wedding at West Point.Read More