Carl Emerson Myers graduated from Warren High School in 1943. He became a medic in the Army and spent WWII in Florida & Texas for training and then New Guinea and the Phillipines. After the war he returned on a ship treating survivors of the Bataan Death March. He reupped and went to Germany serving on the medical team for those being tried in the Nuremberg trials. In ’48-’49 he was on the crash crew for the Berlin Air Lift. Early in the 1950′s he returned to Oklahoma, came back to Indiana to get married, Puerto Rico (where Carl Jr. was born), Colorado, 1 year Illinois, 1 year Korea ’60, was in the Swift Strike ’62 (which was never carried out), Kanasas, retired in ’63, and has been in Marion ever since.
He has a longtime hobby of working jigsaw puzzles. Carl Jr. remembers sitting at their kitchen table working the puzzles. Carl Jr. visits most every day. At some point they can usually be found in the Activity Room working on puzzles (sometimes 2-3 at a time).
Carl has resided at Miller’s Merry Manor in Marion since February and lives on the Haven Memory Care unit. He’s very proud of his service record and has some momentos displayed in his room.