The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Summer of '68

July 14, 2008

Native son, former Enid mayor volunteered to serve as Marine


“I was in Okinawa, getting ready to ship back in country (to Vietnam). I got another phone from Dr. Abernethy. I learned that my son, Kyle, was born. Kyle was about nine months old before I got to see him. She sent lots of pictures, of course, but I didn’t get to see the old guy until he was about nine months old,” Frantz said.

Frantz describes the year 1968 as “intense.”

“It was intense overseas; it was intense back here in the United States. There were two assassinations. It was just a tough time for the country,” Frantz said.

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