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Woodbury Man Takes His Time with Paintings

At 91 years old, Herbert Houp of Woodbury, a Korean War veteran, is a testament to a life well-lived, marked by dedication, craftsmanship, and a passion for painting.

He served in the Korean War from 1953 to 1954, where he drove tanks.

“I got out on Christmas Day,” Houp said.

When he returned home, he went to work at the Blank Book Company in Roaring Spring where he spent 11 years operating a ruling machine that added lines to paper.

Houp’s career took him to Martinsburg Cove Building Service, where he worked until his retirement in 1995.

While he was there, he learned carpentry and h...

 

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