Nebraska Authors

Carl Patrick Henry

Born 1921-10-21 Rulo, NE (USA)

Henry grew up bouncing around the Rulo, Nebraska, Falls City, Nebraska and Atchison, Kansas areas, living in each place more than once. He graduated from high-school in Wymore in 1939, and briefly attended Peru State before serving in World War II. He was recalled to military service for the Korean War. His military service was distinguished, and he was awarded a Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Later, he referred to his war experience as that of a "military killer," and refers to his medals, individually, as so much "metal." Henry had a diverse career - he worked in a clothing store, various factories, owned a bar, and eventually ended up writing electrical manufacturing and processing specifications for Boeing. When we asked for his bibliography, he replied "just call me nobody," but he has published poetry and short stories, and also, in various newspapers, letters to the editor.

Places Lived

Falls City, NE
Rulo, NE
Chicago, IL
Seattle, WA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Other


Poetry and short stories; Editorials


School of Hard Knocks'
Public education through high school


Drug and Clothing store clerk
Display and Commercial artist for department stores
Locomotive fireman
Bar owner

Places Worked

Hill Schaffer Drug and Weir Clothing stores, Wymore, NE
Frederick and Nelson Department Store, Ralph's Jewelry, Seattle, WA
Pat's Bar and Grill, KS
CB&Q, Wymore, NE
P&Sf Rr, Texas
Boeing Airplane Co., WA


Military Honors -
Silver Star
Bronze Star
Two Purple Hearts



A Glimpse in Thought and Rhyme: A Short Book of Selected Poems.
Stuff and Junk.

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