I was born in Tulare, California, on November 5, 1921 to Charles H. and Bertha McKinney. My dad, a carpenter, and my mom, a homemaker,...

I was born on March 17, 1919 in Fresno, California. My parents were Arthur W. and Gussie Welborn Martin. I was the seventh of nine chi...

I left school after WWII started. I was older than most of the students in my class and decided to go into the Army Air Corp.


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The Clovis Veterans Memorial District is dedicated to serving our veterans and our community, and has been since 1946. We're proud to honor all members of the armed forces, including those who have served in combat positions. These stories of our veterans are just one of the many ways we can preserve their memories and honor our veterans.

Would you like to share your story?

Visit our Glimpses Into History website to create a digital story of your service- you can upload photos, record yourself telling your story, and enter medals you recieved!

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808 4th Street
Clovis, CA 93612

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M-F 8am-5pm