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Culp, an Elgin Veteran of the Bataan Death March

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Sydna Davis Arbuckle wrote about the Culp brothers during World War II, in “This and That in Elgin History.” The brothers trained as pilots in Canada because Jack being five years younger than Powell was too young to join the U.S. Air Force. However, when World War II began in 1941, they transferred to the U.S. Armed Forces.The Culp brothers were the sons of Elgin banker Powell Culp, Jr. (18921946) and Mary Reed Hays Culp (1898-1986). Sydna wrote that the parents were well known.“Mr. Culp was vice-president of the bank and Mrs. Culp was a beautiful and very active woman.

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