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  • ID: I558
  • Name: Clarence Edwin Bright
  • Sex: M
  • 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
  • Note:

    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)
    Vicky Holly

    -----Original Message-----
    From: []
    Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 1:06 AM
    To: National Cemetery Administration
    Subject: Burial Location

    Dear Sir,

    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
    mid 1950's
    Thank you for your help.

    Don Bright

    # Event: Military
    # Note:

    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.

    Manilia P.I.
    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

    Marriage 1 Phyllis Houck
    • Married: 23 JUL 1898 in Johnson County, Missouri, USA

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