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TAPS FOR A lUJiWE
It is trulj'’ an honor to be
privileg'ed to pay tribute to a
fine, brave young ms.n, who
his life for his country. Often
vie read of the brave deeds of
menbers of our fifjhting forces.
Jc aro proud that we arc members
of the same nc-tion as those
coura£,eous men. It is then,
v;itl'' spccipj. pride, that vie can
say thf.t from our o\ni coirimunity
these brave fighters. VJe are
'• proud to state th:t he v;orkcd
; brave younf; maun, to r/hom, vje pay tribute
v/as Pfc. Hildred Canipc, of the United States Marines. A few days ago his parents
vjcrc notified that Kildred i/as killed in action on Guadacanal in the Solomons.
Wc, who knew Kildred knovj that he must have been a good marine sjid one who sought
alv;ays to do what, ho could to help in the fight for the preservation of Americpji
ideas and ideals. VJhile ho v/orked here, Hildred tried alvjays to carry out to the
fullest possible extent the instrvictions of his employers. He always tried to do
his job well..- Moreover he sought to learn new things and to advance in his work.
Hildred lived in Fallston, North Carolina. Ho was the son of Mr. o.nd Mrs. Tom
Canipc. Ho graduated from Fallston high School ’;ith good grades. Pie attracted
the spccial cttention of Mi’. V/. R. Gary, principal of the Fallston High School.
Hildred got his job in the Dye Plant of Cleveland Mill md Power Company chiefly
upon his OTvn persistence and upon the; special recomnendf.tion of Mr. Gary, who had
great faith in Hildi-cd. The Foremen \;ith whom Hildred i.'orked, stated thr.t he v.'as
one of the most outstanding of all employees v/ith whom they had associated.
It is with f,reat sorrow th .t learn that Hildred cannot be with us in body any
longer, but the spirit of Kildred is the spirit of /■j-.iwrica, and that spirit lives
forever. It is ;vith great, but pardonrl'le pride th; t wo say that Hildred was one
of us. i/e can be sure that as long as our fighting forces arc made up of such
men as he, v/e are certrin to '.;in out to eventual victory. We are proud to have
Icncwn hii.i and to Imow that he gave his all as a M?.rine for his country.
After Hildred entered the service and after the war started, Mr. Gai'y received a
letter from Hildred, in which he stated that he v;as fight:5jig for his fajnily, his
friends, rjid his country. He stated also that he had chosen the service in the
Karine Corps and that would see it through. Thr.t expr>.ssion is a demonstration
of the type of fello\; Hildred was. He was v/ell \/c>rthy of the uniform of the
United States Marinos.
V/e have an assurance that Hildred and his companions \;ho gave their lives on
Guadalcanal, were merely transferi’cd from the Solomon's tropic clime to Heaven's
Celestial scenes, ;;hcrc you'll find the sti’ects are guarded by the "United Stc:tes
came one of
Tdth us for