Join us as we say goodbye to those we have loved and lost.
Bill Allen passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014.
Catherine Klein, Joe Klein’s wife, passed away around the beginning of December 2014.
Wayman Elliott Simpson (Big Simpson) was promoted to Glory on 12 October 2014 at Lawton Oklahoma. He was 94 years of age and the oldest or the Tiger Soldiers. He was born in April of 1920.
Simpson was assigned to B Battery of the 63 Field Artillery Battalion of the 24th Infantry Division during the Occupation. He went with his unit to Korea in Early July 1950. He was further assigned as a Forward Observer with L Company of the 34th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Division. He was captured on 7 July 1950 and released on 30 August 1953. He was interned with the Tiger Survivors in North Korea.
During WW 11 he was assigned to the British Army in North Africa.
He was probably the tallest POW in our group and was known as Big Simpson.
Submitted by Shorty Estabrook