Homer served in the United States Army in World War II. He entered service on August 2, 1943 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky and was separated October 17, 1945 at Camp Cambell, Kentucky. During this period of service he worked as a Military Policeman #677 and attained the rank of Corporal. Homer continued his military service on October 18, 1945 at Camp Campbell and was discharged from the Separation Point at that location on December 7, 1946. During his service he was assigned to Headquarters Section, 2118 ASU and 1580 SCU. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and he worked as a Mess Sergeant #824. Homer was 5'7 1/2" tall and weighed 146 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. His service number was RA35-771-427. During his service he served in North Africa and was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Bar (1), Lapel Button, and Marksman Rifle M1 Badge.
Homer married Beatrice Marie Conley on August 9, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio. Bea was born in Estill, Kentucky to Samuel Conley and Emma Van Hoose. Homer and Bea had 8 children: 1) Bruce Irwin born in Dayton, Ohio; 2) Barry Gordon born in Dayton; 3) Nina Rose born in Dayton; 4) Brian Keith born in Dayton; 5) Paul Kent born in Dayton; 6) Bart Mathew born in Dayton; 7) Ritchie Jay born in Dayton; and 8) Samuel Ray born February 4, 1970 in Dayton and died October 20, 1988 in Dayton.
Homer died on September 1, 1977 while living in Fairborn, Ohio. He is buried Byron Cemetery, Fairborn, Ohio.--Beverly L. Pack (niece)
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