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12-22-2009, 01:57 PM
Met another person who wanted to talk Stude. He said his Uncle was an employee when South Bend plant closed. His name was Ray Bracher [now deceased]. Last summer another older man called down to me from a balcony [when he saw the truck]to inform me that he too had been an employee in SB. I should have asked his name. Wonder how many survive?


12-22-2009, 02:05 PM
Quite a few, but less all the time. South Bend closed down 46 years ago. Many of the line workers were fairly young. They were hired in the boom of 1959 and later. If those younger workers were 22 in 1963, they would be 68 now, so quite a few of them are probably still around. The workers that were 50, or more, in 1963 are the ones most likely no longer around.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer