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Robert Edward Simpson of Morganton is representative of all the young men and women who were called to service in World War II and are remembered each November 11. A popular student and athlete in high school, he joined the Marines after graduation in 1944. He was killed in action March 8, 1945, on Iwo Jima.
With the country in the midst of war, it is estimated that the national government will over over $300 billion by 1945. Assuming this is correct, a break down of what each North Carolina county would owe is presented, given its population size as of the last census in 1940.