Jane Smith Glass, resident of Ashe County, reminisces about her father:
The "family folklore" was our father was selected for his desk job in the Navy because he had some business college experience and had become proficient at typing. Following the Navy, he returned to Lenoir, NC, and married. A friend got him a job with NC Department of Transportation where he worked until his retirement from this position as a resident engineer in North Wilksboro, NC.
Clarence Smith served during the years 1944-46 and was stationed in Hawaii and Camp Parks California.