June 18, 2012
Clyde Eugene Harrell, 57, of Clear Spring, Md., beloved husband of 25 years to Rhonda Tatum-Harrell; and cherished father of Leah Morgan Harrell, passed away at his home on June 15, 2012. He also is survived by his adoring sisters, Diane Milligan of Lakeland, Fla., and Melissa Durgin of East Sandwich, Mass.; his in-laws, Nancy and Robert Tatum of Leesburg, Va., and a sister-in-law, Jaymie Crider of Rixeyville, Va. Born Saturday, July 3, 1954, in York, Pa., he was the son of the late Claude Harrell and the late Dolores Glass Durgin.
February 2, 2013
With each passing day, the population of living World War II veterans continues to dwindle across the nation, and with them go stories about one of the most earthshaking periods in history. Since this past June, a group called Friends of the National World War II Memorial has been seeking out the country's remaining WWII veterans and interviewing them, cataloging audio and video accounts to serve as an educational and cultural tool for generations to come, according to James Percoco, director of education for the group based in Washington, D.C. “It doesn't matter where they're from because we are losing between 600 and 1,000 World War II veterans a day as the generation passes from us very quickly,” Percoco said.