Letter the Editor Tribute given to late Rex Hyden

By Jerry Hyden Special to the Journal

Jerry Hyden of Pollock, Texas sent a contribution (to Groesbeck Ex-Students Association) in memory of Rex Hyden who passed away on May 24, 2018, at the age of 95. Rex was a 1941 graduate of Groesbeck High School.
Rex saw a part of Hell in World War II in the 'Battle of the Bulge'.  Around 19,000 American and Allies lost their lives in this one-month battle. After the 'Battle of the Bulge,' the Army under General George Patton marched into Germany and other areas.
Rex was a witness to bodies stacked on boxcars. These were bodies of Jews killed by Demon Possessed Hitler from 1939-1945 (6 million total).
Tough General George Patton made a comment regarding this Devil Possessed Hitler. The comment: "I am going to hang that paper hanging so and so." Well, before Hitler's coming into power in 1933 he was a wallpaper hanger. Hitler was defeated before General Patton could carry out the hanging. 
Do we really appreciate what our military did in WWII and other wars? From 1945 on Rex chose not to talk about his war experiences.
Weather conditions were so bad that many American soldiers froze to death in the 'Battle of the Bulge'.
WWII was the worse war in the history of the world. Sadly, General Patton was killed in a jeep/army truck collision in 1945.
Jerry Hyden

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