This day is a special time to remember my brother, Gene Galen Wiley, who was drafted and served his country as a medical technician in World War II.
He’s pictured here on his way to Europe in 1944. After the war, Gene was rerturned before his company and and given an early discharge. We wondered why. He married his waiting sweetheart and started working at a local newpaper. One month later, he a developed a an acute illness and died four days later. Without explanation, the government declared his death a war related casualty.
Gene was my only brother.