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World War I veterans vote

World War I veterans vote

Nov. 5, 1940: World War I veteran Walter Howard carries disabled WWI veteran Glenn Switzer to vote in Duarte.

A short story in the Nov. 6, 1940 L.A. Times explains:

Buddies stick together!

This was demonstrated in Precinct No. 1 in Duarte yesterday when Walter Howard, World War veteran, carried his comrade, Glenn Switzer, to the polls to cast his vote in the presidential election.

The two men met at the United States Veterans’ Facility in West Los Angeles recently and then Switzer, suffering from partial paralysis caused by a nerve injury, was moved to a Duarte sanitarium.

When election day came, however, Howard was on the scene to take his comrade to the polls.

Neither would say how he voted.

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