In memory of an uncle lost at sea

Editor’s note: James Arnold Frederick writes that he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-1969. He served at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, Vietnam, from 1966-1967. He shared this tribute to his uncle Carl Lloyd Arnold, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Indianapolis CA-35. He was lost at sea.

Carl Lloyd Arnold was born Nov. 5, 1925, on a farm on the east side of North Phillips Road, just north of the intersection of Sandusky road in Jackson Township, Allen County. His father was Walter A. Arnold (son of Cade Arnold), and his mother was Nellie D. Wingate Arnold.

Carl had one sister, Marcella Arnold Frederick Davis.

Carl started his schooling in 1931 in first grade at LaRue School on Phillips Road. His father, Walter Arnold, drove the school bus.

While in the first grade in 1931, the family moved to Lima. He continued his schooling at Washington School located at the southeast corner of South Pine and East Kibby streets. After completing grade school he moved on to South Junior High School for eighths and ninth grades. He then went on to attend South High School and graduated in 1943.

While growing up, he liked most things boys do such as riding his bicycle, playing baseball and fishing.

After he graduated from high school he went on a fishing trip to Michigan with his friend and neighbor, Bob Snider, and his family.

After high school he worked at Westinghouse Electric Co. During this time he and a girl from Central High School, Jo Ann Parr, began dating and....

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