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September 11, 2019

Edwin Jewell McGarry was born on his grandparents' farm southwest of Hardtner, Kansas, on July 19, 1929, to Ruby Violet Nordyke McGarry and Edward Leo McGarry. He spent his first four years on the Yellowstone River before moving to the old McGarry homestead. He attended Fairview grade school and caught the bus to Capron High School where he graduated in 1947.

A year after high school he joined the Navy. He spent one year in San Diego, then in Bainbridge Island, Washington, for a year of advanced communication schooling. He shipped to Fort Lyautey, French Morocco, N. Africa, and then the nex...

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