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Elmo L. Bartlett


November 8, 2018

Elmo L. Bartlett

Elmo L. Bartlett passed away Nov. 2 at the Cheney Care Center, five days short of his 94th birthday.

Elmo (Bart) was born in Waitsburg, Wash., Nov. 7, 1924 the second son of Blake and Alta Bartlett. He grew up with four brothers in neighboring Pomeroy. In 1943 after graduating Pomeroy High School, Bart joined the U.S. Army Air Force. He served as a gunner in Boeing B-17s and flew more than 25 missions in the European theater. He was on his way to the Pacific when WWII ended. 

Bart attended Eastern Washington College of Education in Cheney and earned a degree in education, minoring in ind...

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