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“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky; And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” These words from “Sea Fever,” by poet John Masefield (1916) have echoed in Glenn Henson’s mind through the challenges in his life. The 91-year-old World War II veteran—who lives in Vienna, W.Va.,—heard the poem recited many times by Philip Lovin Elliott, president of Gardner-Webb University from 1943 to 1961.
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Office of University Communications, "GWU Alumnus Changes Course to go From High School Drop Out to Senior Engineer" (2017). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 621.