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My search for Elmer L. Brock has narrowed to this one possibility. It would mean that this young man was probably 19 yrs. old when he was stationed at Fort Bragg....and that makes sense.
If anyone knows or can help find the family of Elmer Brock, I would be forever-grateful. The book is in good condition and should occupy a place of HONOR among Mr. Brock's close relatives.
BROCK, Elmer L. age 88 of Miami Twp. passed away Tuesday April 6, 2010 at The Hospice of Dayton. Elmer was born Feb. 9,1922 in Rock Castle Co., KY to the late Curg L. and Minnie Mae (Maness) Brock.
Elmer was an Army veteran of WWII and was merited with the following awards: Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, New Guinea Campaign with Bronze Star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star, Luzon Campaign with Bronze Star, Bronze Arrowhead Award and Drivers and Mechanics Badge with Bar.
Elmer retired from Dayton Tire and Rubber in 1979, he was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Miamisburg, Dayton Tire and Rubber Retirees Group, an avid car enthusiast Elmer loved to travel, visiting 49 of the 50 States only missing Alaska.
Elmer was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Darrell Brock. Surviving is his wife of 70 years Mary J. Brock, 2 children Sandra (Paul) Beardsley of Moraine, Gary Brock of Miami Twp., brother Clarence (Dorothy) Brock, 3 sisters Belle (Bob) Huff, Nannie Linville, Jean McGuire all of Kentucky, 5 grandchildren Scott (Kelly) Zimmerman of N.C., Michelle (Jack) Spooner of AL., Heather (Todd) Slaton of Franklin, Kenny Harville of Miamisburg, Faith (Tony) Rolfes of Englewood and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Sunday April 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 522 Twelfth St. Miamisburg, OH 45342 with Pastor Mike Miracle officiating. Visitation will be Sunday at the church 2 hours before the services (4-6 p.m.). Graveside committal services will be Monday April 12, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church or The Hospice of Dayton. Elmer was a much loved Husband, Father, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and will be missed by all.
Arrangements SANNER FUNERAL HOME, WEST CARROLLTON.