'Us Marcomes were always unlucky enough to be born about the wrong time. We seem to get into every blamed war thatcomes along.' He is proud of the fact that he had 10 grandsons and 4 great grandsons in World War II, and every one of them did his part.
His wife was formerly Miss Mary Evelyn Scruggs, the couple will observe their 60th wedding anniversary jan. 24. Mrs. Marcome likes to chide her husband about getting the date of their anniversary confused, but he remembers the details of at least one war incident. He and two other youthful soldiers were ordered to collect the skeletons of dead soldiers. One of them spotted a skull with gold filled teeth. He started to remove the filling with a rock but wasps wre using the skull for a nesting site. When the wasps started to buzz, the boy attrributed the sounds to a ghost. He didn't get the teeth.
'General Lee was as good a man as ever lived', said Mr. Marcome. 'He always talked to his men as if they were his sons. Manys the time I was detailed to give Traveler a rubdown. Man, there was a beautiful dappled horse.'