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Glenn Wesley Detro

Date of Birth:                   September 24, 1911

Service Number:               614 40 91
Rank/Rating:                    CM1c

Date of enlistment:           04/18/1942
Place of enlistment:         

Date on USS Champlin:      09/12/1942
Date off USS Champlin:      04/20/1943

Date Discharged:              10/01/1945

Date of Death:                  June 28, 1962

Mildred Adams Detro

Carol Ann Schee
Nancy L. Anders

Carl E. Anders III
US ARMY Major Mark W. Anders
Sherrie L. Brown
Jonathan G. Schee
Christopher A. Schee

Great Grandchildren:
Emily K. Anders
Jackson B. Anders
Stephenie L. Brown
Shelby L. Brown
Riley B. Anders

High School:
Sandusky High

Interests and Hobbies:
Cleveland Indian's Baseball
Building "Interlake" sailboats

Post World War II Life Experience:

Before Joining the Navy, Glenn Detro was constructing "Interlake" Sailboats that would sail on Lake Erie.

Glenn was a construction worker who helped build the Sandusky Sailing Clubhouse. His excellent marine accomplishments are still remembered to this day. World War II stopped all construction of the "Interlakes" though the boats that had been built provided welcome relief for their owners throughout those years.

As joining a military unit became evident, Glenn was heard telling his family: "If I am to serve I prefer sailing on a ship to walking in the Army." Thus his hitch in the Navy began.

Following his honorable discharge from the Navy he returned to Sandusky, Ohio. Glenn had built his own home before the War and rented it out while he was living in Massachusetts and Florida. Returning to Sandusky with his wife, Mildred, and daughter, Carol, he resumed his carpentry work. Daughter, Nancy, was born in 1946. He was a self employed contractor, carpenter and millwright. Cedar Point Amusement Park also benefited from his carpentry skills. Some of the most pride and enjoyment came as he worked restoring various boats in the area. He was an active member of the Carpenter's Local No. 940 and the Moose Lodge.

There was always pride in his voice when he talked about his daughters. He always wanted the best for them and he implanted a desire in them to succeed in all endeavors.

Glenn's life was cut short when he suffered heart problems and passed away at the early age of 50 on June 28, 1962 in Sandusky, Ohio.

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