Interviewed 17 June 1991
Lloyd Wells was born on a farm near Bowers in 1918, but grew up in Darlington. After graduating from Darlington High School in 1936, he went on to get his degree in agriculture from Purdue University in 1940. To help pay for his college education, Mr. Wells joined the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). In March 1942, he received orders to report to Fort Monroe in Virginia to join an anti-aircraft artillery unit. He was stationed in Italy with the 302nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Batallion during the war.