Arthur 'Doc' Clark Shepard
my Great Great Uncle
Arthur's early life
When Arthur was around seventeen, he met a girl named Dorothy. They fell in love instantly. My grandma told me that he still talked about her until he passed away. They promised they would be married. Arthur was the happiest he'd been in his life, but he always wanted to fight for his country in the war.
World War II
My grandma talked about what a happy and funny man he was before the war. She said that all the death was really hard for him to witness. He felt guilt and remorse for surviving when most of his partners died. He served in the army for four years.
After the war
He decided to stay in the same house he grew up in and continued working on the farm. He and his siblings grew farther apart after the war. They all married and had children while he stayed at home. He was never the funny and happy man that he once was.
Historical events Arthur witnessed
Although he lived through many tragedies, I'm happy that he witnessed a change in the world that many others didn't live to see.
Arthur's old age and death
He died on June 2nd, 1992 at the age of 76, in the same house he was born in.