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Final Rites for Lt. Loren yard Sunday: Loren Everett yard, son of Chester and Mattie Yard, was born four miles southeast of Farmersville, Illinois on December 7, 1915.
He received his education at Lake Grade school and Farmersville Community High School, from which he graduated with the class of 1932.
While i high school he was a member of the Farmersville Community Band.
Loren enlisted in the Army Air Corps March 11, 1942, and completed the course for Radio Operators and Mechanics at the Air Corps Technical School at Scott Field, Illinois August 8 of the same year.
While at Scott Field he was accepted as an aviation cadet and sent to San Atonio Aviation Cadet Center where he was classified as pilot. He received further training at Corsica Field, Randolph Field, and Brooks Field, all tin Texas. He graduated from Brook's Field May 24, 1943 znc received his WIngs and commission as a second lieutenant. He graduated as a pilot observer with a dual rating.
Lt yard met his death near Tullahoma, Tennessee Monday night August 30 while on a cross country flight from Greenville Army Air Base, S.C. where he was stationed. At the time of his death he was 27, 8 months and 33 days of age.
He leaves his other, Mrs. Mattie Yard, a brother Wayne, and a cousin Miss Roberta Pointer, who has made her home with the family for a number of years and his afed grandfather John T. Yard all of Farmersville, Illiois. HIs father preceded him in death in February 1937.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday September 5, at 2pm at the family home. Rev Billings officiated and Rev Ed Mehl gave the prayer.
Mrs. Clyde Gerlach, Mrs Paul Long, Neil Browning, and Thomas Taylor Jr sang "only Shdows" "Sometime You'll Understand".
Lt Charles Knight, Greenville. S.C. escorted the body to Farmersville, expressed his sympathy. The pall bearers were: Fred Wake,Ralph ROland, Henry Specht, O.Fuchs, John Stead, and ALvin Heisman.