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Thu Sep 24, 2015, 04:26 AM

Henderson man who was second-oldest WWII vet dies at 109

An East Texas man who devoted his life to teaching and sharing tales from the classroom and the battlefield will be buried today at age 109.

Elmer Everett "E.E." Hill was the second-oldest World War II veteran when he was honored by more than 100 friends during a 2014 ceremony in his hometown of Henderson.

"Elmer Hill was an inspiration to me and so many others," U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Longview, wrote of the late educator Wednesday. "East Texas would be a darker place today without him if he had not illuminated so many lights that would follow behind him."

Graduating from Henderson Colored High School in 1927, Hill bookended wartime service in the U.S. Navy with stints as principal of his alma mater. Henderson ISD trustees renamed the campus E.E. Hill High School in 1965.

Read more: http://www.news-journal.com/news/2015/sep/23/henderson-man-who-was-second-oldest-wwii-vet-dies-/

[font color=330099]Another poor choice of words by Gohmert considering the race of the deceased. He should have stopped after the first sentence in quotes.[/font]

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