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Grave marker for Newton Oliver and his wife in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, Baker (East Baton Rouge Parish), Louisiana

Note the 82nd Div. insignia and the fact that Newton was a ember of the 508th, Co E.
(photos courtesy of Rita Graves)

Dad had a stroke that paralyzed him and he was in a wheelchair for 10 years. Although it was hard for him to accept the outcome of the stroke, he never gave up hope that he would walk or his arm would work!!

Dad accomplished a great deal in his life with very little education. His career was in the chemical industry where he became an operator, supervisor, and plant manager. At his retirement party, we realized how respected he was at the company.

It was an honor for me to spend those last few years with him and learn about his life during the war and share those special moments.

Dad and Mom had three children together - Linda, Aloma and Melvin. Mom had Walter by a husband that was killed in WWII but Dad raised him as his own - my brother was only 9 months old when his father died.

At his death, my father had 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Remember, you always have your memories.






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