Bradyite realizes he knew Kirklin after reading story

After reading the tribute to former Bradyite B.C. Kirklin written by his brother-in-law Norris Campbell of Abilene that appeared in Tuesday’s paper, Marston E. (Moss) Seward of Brady suddenly realized he had worked with Mr. Kirklin. “I was reared on the Selman Ranch and graduated from Rochelle High School at age 16 as the salutorian. I moved to Brady after retiring in 1981,” he told the newspaper Wednesday morning. A veteran of World War II, serving on a small combatant ship in the U.S. Navy, he was discharged when he was 20. Seward, 75, received a diploma in radio engineering at age 23 and was the youngest faculty member at the University of Houston, also at 23. He was a senior technical instructor with Kirklin at the University of Houston School of Technology. “I knew him there, but just did not know he was from Brady,” Seward said. Seward said he was at UH from 1949-56, leaving because of an illness. He is a retired engineer from the Western Electric Co., a division of AT&T. He was 55. Seward, a diabetic, spends his days making candy for his relatives.

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