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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project: Clarence Walter Reed Mellott

Master Sergeant • U.S. Air Force 1963 – 1985


EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

A bundle of roofing shingles weighs 86 pounds. Clarence W.R. Mellott (Clarence) was working for a roofer and was carrying bundles of shingles over his shoulder up a long extension ladder. They needed to be placed at various spots on the roof of a three-story house. He checked a nearby thermometer and read the line at 115 degrees. On the roofs of houses, it was hott...

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