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The Family Business

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After 65 years in the family business, local man finds no reason to retire yet

By James Calvert

In 1945, John Newcomb enlisted in the Navy and found himself on a boat bound for The Philippines just two days before The Empire of Japan surrendered to the allied forced. After serving in The Philippines, Okinawa, Hong Kong and Tokyo, he returned home to Nelson County in 1946 and went to work for his father’s business— J.C. Newcomb and Son— as the driver of a fuel tanker.


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