Henry (also known as Bud) was born in Ford City, Canada. His family soon moved back to Gary, Indiana where he grew up. In early 1941, he came to San Bernardino, California to stay with an aunt, but soon met Marian Henck. After a short courtship, they married on Nov. 19, 1941 While celebrating Bud's birthday on Dec. 7th, 1941, President Roosevelt declared war after Pearl Harbor was bombed. Bud served as a sargeant in the U.S. Army's "D" Co. 750th tank battalion in Germany in 1944 and was awarded several accommodations as well as the Purple Heart for injuries received. He returned home in Nov. 1945. Bud and Marian had three children. They lived in San Bernardino, Hanford, Lakwood, and Rancho Cordova, California He worked at several occupations including being a fireman for the railroad, building contractor and building inspector. After Marian passed on in 1969, he met and married Goldie Garrett in 1970. Bud served as Master of the Masonic Lodge in Sacramento, California in 1978.
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