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   The 7 inductees pictured here left early Thursday morning on the 2:50 bus for Fort Snelling, Minn., to be inducted into the armed forces. They were sent by selective service board No. 2. Shown from left to right starting in the back row are Junior L. Spurgeon, Howard A. O'Leary, Jr., and Robert E. Johnson. In the front row are Sherman L. Zea, Howard L. Rowley (transferred in from Story county) William H. Rickoff and Donald V. Carney. Shown with the colors are L. T. "Pete" Bowen and Howard O'Leary, Sr., on hand as representatives of the Citizen's Victory committee to give the boys a send off with gift packages and the best wishes of the committee. Mr. O'Leary was in-a double role as his son was one of the inductees. (Lock photo, Kamp; A Engr.)
[Globe-Gazette, Mason City, IA, 07 Sep 1945, Fri Page 11]

SPURGEON, Jay L. born on May 31, 1927 in Mason City, passed away at age 91 on June 7, 2018 in Tucson. Dad was married for 53 years to our beautiful mother, the late Betty Spurgeon...the love of his life, and is survived by his daughter, Stacia Ringer; son, Jay L. Spurgeon II; seven grandkids and three great-grandkids. Dad served with the 508th parachute regiment, 82nd airborne, belonged to Phi Kappa Psi at Iowa State Univ. í52. A member of Dove of Peace, he served on the church council and was a choir member for over 40 years. He was a board member of Tucson Chamber of Commerce and the President of the Arizona Broadcasters Assc. Dad was well-known for his beautiful baritone voice which helped him win our motherís heart and was enjoyed by all. A Celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Dove of Peace Columbarium, 665 W. Roller Coaster Rd.

[Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ, 28 Oct 2018, Sun, Page C8]

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