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George Harry Brokaw


George Harry Brokaw entered this world on March 30, 1940 in Goldendale, right behind Myrtle but ahead of Peter. His parents, Peter and Clara Brokaw, had their hands full with the new triplets with three older children, Roberta, Jim, and Peggy. A little sister, Cathy, joined the crew a few years later to complete the family.

George spent his early years on the family farm and enjoyed playing sports. His love of baseball continued as an adult and he happily devoted many years to coaching youth baseball. George joined the Marines in 1959 while his brother Pete and friend Jim ditched him and signed with the Navy instead. Ever a source of humor for George and a story he relished to tell.

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