In last week’s edition of The Comanche Chief, we published a list of Comanche County soldiers who were serving our country on June 6, 1944 and participated in the landing on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.
The list included Tom Wilson, Tom Griffith, George Humphrey, Marvin Jones, and Mel Stephens. Thanks to Brooks Kerley, he has informed us that his neighbor, Seril Newsom, was killed on one of the beaches. After several years when Seril’s remains were returned to his family, Brooks remembers attending the funeral. Even though Spencer Guimarin was not from Comanche County, his daughter Laurie Creswell and her family have lived in Comanche a number of years. Spencer who was serving in the U.S. Navy in 1944, landed on Omaha Beach on a LST Tank, which was ultimately blown up by the Germans. Spencer later served in the Philippines after this, and he later gave the American Flag from the LST that was destroyed to Laurie’s son-in-law, Dave Northridge, a military veteran.