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Harold E. Snow Jr., 85, U.S. Army retired, died Jan. 24 at Pacific Grove Convalescent Hospital. He was born June 9, 1917, in San Francisco, where he graduated from Galileo High school.

As the son of a career naval officer, he traveled extensively during his youth and attended many schools, including Shanghai American School in China. He lived in Carmel for 32 years.

Mr. Snow was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. He fought in many of the major battles in the European theater, including D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in Nijmegen, Holland. During his subsequent military career, Mr. Snow saw duty in Holland, Thailand and Germany. He served during the Vietnam War, and retired in 1971.

He was an avid photographer, and enjoyed cruises, Elderhostel tours and other travels. He particularly enjoyed the theater and attended many local plays.

Mr. Snow is survived by a son, Harold "Hank" Snow, of Carmel; and a daughter, Jean "Jinks" Snow of North Bend, Wash. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Snow, in December. Memorial services will be held in the spring.

The family suggests that any memorial contributions be made to the Carmel Foundation, P.O. Box 1050, Carmel 93921, or the American Red Cross-Carmel Chapter.

[Monterey County Herald, (CA) - Thursday, February 6, 2003]

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