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By Betty Vanderwielen

Neither Sleet Nor Snow Stopped Army Vet Truett


November 30, 2017

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Staff Sergeant Glenn Truett on the "Old Retriever" for towing disabled tanks.

GREENOUGH – Glenn Truett chose the U.S. Army over cotton farming. Looking back at age 86, he said he couldn't have made a better choice.

Truett was raised in the mountains of North Carolina and said he was very happy there. He was no longer happy, however, when his dad moved the family to South Carolina and started raising cotton.

Truett said, "That was no life for me. So when I turned 17, I joined the Army – to get away from there, to be honest with you."

After Infantry Basic Training, Truett ended up at Camp Hale, Colo., where he became part of the Mountain and Cold Weather Training...

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