Letters To The Editor

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for "Letters to the Editor."


Here are actual letters from our April 2004 issue:


Would Like To Hear
From POWs

Dear Editor:
My brother, George Marcum, was in Germany during WWII and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in BAD ORB 9B prison camp for about four months and was liberated April 2, 1945. He was a member of the 106th Division, 423 Regiment, Third Battalion.
Following are some of the names of other POWs who were with him in BAD ORB 9B. He would like to hear from them: Glen Waddle, Ralph Blackwell, and Robert Larse, all of Ironton, Ohio; Fred Wygant, Harold Wildernoth, Edwin T. Leigbnand, and Carl Hamilton, all of Columbus, Ohio; James Hammonds, Doctor Barnt, and Howard Lee Lotel, all of Portsmouth, Ohio; Fred Weis (deceased), formerly of Ashland, Kentucky; John Highly, Ashland, Kentucky; Robert Bailey, Greenup, Kentucky; John Farrow, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wilbur (Bill) R. Tipton, Middletown, Ohio; Donald E. Belgrave, Boston Massachusetts; and Bill Phillips, Tysely Birmingham, England.
My brother's address is 3207 South Maywood Avenue, Independence, MO 64052.
Harry Marcum
312 Woodland Avenue
Ashland, KY 41101


Searching For Info.
On Willis Augustus Lee

Dear Editor:
I am an admirer of the late Willis Augustus Lee, ADM, SN (1888-1945) who was a 1908 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and a great combat leader in the Pacific during WWII. I have a reference that lists his place of birth as Natlee, Owen County, Kentucky.
Any information regarding this outstanding son of Kentucky will be appreciated.
William Lewis Morris
Apt. 221, 10620 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242-4424


Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to have some old-fashioned greasy bean and cornfield bean seeds.
If anyone has some to share, please, write with price and the cost of postage.
I am also interested in hearing from anyone with any information on Lindsey genealogy.
Dorothy Jones
6088 Smithfield Road
Smithfield, KY 40068