Mother kept a scrapbook in high school above is one page, although you can see bits of it have flaked away over the years. This page is a clipping from the Jackson Clarion Ledger but no date is saved with it.
Her three older brothers all entered the Army during WWII (her class graduated high school in 1944). Judson had been in for a while, completed OCS and was a Lieutenant. The middle brother, Vernon, went to basic at Fort Knox; he was later killed in the Battle of the Bulge. Donald, the family jester, was an engineer at Camp Shelby in Mississippi; he wound up serving in the South Pacific. Even that didn’t kill his sense of humor.
BROTHERS IN THE ARMY–First Lieutenant J. Judson Spencer is an officer in the Military Police at Fort Devens. Second Lieutenant Vernon C. Spencer was graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Knox, Ky. First Sergeant Donald Spencer is serving with the Engineers at Camp Shelby. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Spencer, 223 Columbus.