Name: Clarence Edwin Bright
Birth: 23 JUL 1898 in Johnson County, Missouri, USA
Burial: 1955 Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Section AJ, Grave Site 156
Death: 25 DEC 1955 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Burial: 28 DEC 1955 TX
A record has been located at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.Wehavea
record of Clarence E. Bright who died on December 25, 1955, interredin
Section AJ, Grave Site 156.
The address is: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 HarryWurzbach
Road, San Antonio, TX 78209. Their telephone number is 210-820-3891.
National Cemetery Administration
Management Outreach Division (402B2)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 1:06 AM
To: National Cemetery Administration
Subject: Burial Location
I would like to know the burial location of my uncle Clarence Edwin
Bright, was born in Missouri July 23, 1898. He served in bothWWIandWWII
and I believe that he is buried in the National Cemetery at San
Antonio, Texas as that is where he retired after WW II. He died in the
Thank you for your help.
# Event: Military
Clarence died December 25, 1955 in San Antonio,TX.ClarenceBrightgrewup in Missouri and was raised by hismothersparentstheMarshalls. Hewas in World War 1 and world War 2. InWorldWar 2hewas a WarrantOfficer in the U.S. Air Force and whenWorldWar2started he wasstationed in the Phillipines and was aprisionerofwarof the Japanesefor 44 months. When he returned homeafter thewarheweighed less than100 pounds. My father, Julius ElmerBrightmadeatrip to see Clarencein San Antanio, TX after he wasreleasedfromthehospital. The onlytime I (Don) remember seeing Clarencewasaboutin1937 when Clarenceand his wife Phyllis stopped by myfather'shomeinFt. Scott, KS ontheIr way to the Phillipines.ClarenceandPhyllisdid not have anychildren.
The following letter was received from Clarence and Phyllis Bright.
August 2, 1940
Dear Rose, Ding and Donald,
Received your letter and was sure glad to hear fromyou.Wearebothfeeling fine. The rainy season has started and itissomewhatcooler,but is still pretty warm.
I am sending you some pictures in anotheranotherenvelope.Don'tbesurprised at the pricutes of the natives, theythinknothingof it.Thechildren over here wear only an undershirt untiltheyarefrom 4 to5years old. The men and women around Manilawearmoreclothes thaninthese pictures. They were taken about 50milesnorthof here.Theybelong to the Baluga tribe of Igoroties.About100miles fromherethere are some tribes of Igrotes thatareMohamnudansand havetribalwars and they cut off the heads oftheirvictims fortrophies.Thenwhen they become engaged they presentthebride-to-bewith the headtoprove they are brave warriors. (Nicepeopleehwhat), of coursetheynever travel very far only a few milesatmost.This practice isnowdying out as they become morecivilized.Thepeople around this partofthe island are all civilized andmostofthem speak english.
We moved into another court and have a large lawn andbigshadetreesandlike it much better over here that atfirst.Livingexpenses arequitehigh as all the food is imported eitherfromthestates orAustralia butclothing is very cheap.
Will close now hoping to hear from you soon.
Love to all,
Clarence and Phyllis Bright
Father: James Oscar Bright b: 10 JAN 1870 in Johnson County, Missouri, USA
Mother: Odie Marshall b: 1880 in Missouri, USA
23 JUL 1898
in Johnson County, Missouri, USA