One of the more interesting possessions returned to Glen Hubbard Stevens’ family following his death was a $5 bill.
The bill was printed in 1934 and features the signature of W.A. Julian, the 28th treasurer of the United States.
But that’s not what’s so interesting about it.
The bill appears to contain the names and partial addresses of people Stevens knew and places he had possibly visited.
One of the names on the bill is J.E. Humphrey, one of the men in the plane with Stevens when they parachuted onto the beach at Normandy on D-Day in 1944.
Under Humphrey’s name is an apparent address – 420 NW in “Okla. City or Beaver, Okla.”
S.E. Waller is another fellow paratrooper whose name appears on the bill, over “Newsome, Texas.” Another is R.J. Bello, with a Philadelphia address.
In addition to the 15 or so names are about a dozen cities, including London, Nottingham, Birmingham and Belfast.
While the cities appear to have been written by the same person using the same pen, the names and addresses were clearly written by a different people, presumably Stevens’ friends.