Barbara, a graduate of Lowell High school, is employed by the Lake County Title Company in Crown Point. George, also a graduate of Lowell high, is in the Army Air Corps.
No wedding date has been set.
This April 26, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found page 3, column 3:
GENE RUST ON 10-DAY LEAVE
Pfc. Gene Rust of the Air Force, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rust, is enjoying a 10-day leave from the Francis E. Warren base, Wyoming, before being transferred to Florida. Gene graduated from L.H.S. last spring.
Another article appeared on page 7, column 3 of the same issue of the newspaper:
GENE RUST ON LEAVE
Gene Rust, a graduate of 1950, now a private first class in the air force, is home on a ten day leave. He was previously stationed at Frances E. Warren, Wyoming.
Gene visited his old alma mater on Thursday, April 21st. He was welcomed by everyone. He saw the junior play and has been enjoying his leave very much.
Gene is to report to Florida at the end of the ten days. The L.H.S. students wish "the best of luck to him, and may he return soon."
The following November 22, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 5:
Home on Three Weeks Leave
Pfc. Gene H. Rust, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Rust of R.R.4, Crown Point, arrived home Sunday where he has been stationed since last spring. Gene is a member of the air force missile testing squadron. He completed his airmen's indoctrination course at Lackland Air Base, Texas, last December and after enjoying Christmas at home, reported to Cheyenne, Wyoming, for more extensive training.
Gene will claim Miss Barbara Childress, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Childress, as his bride in formal rites on November 24th at the Lutheran church in Crown Point. Both Barbara and Gene were graduated from Lowell high school with the class of '50. His bride will return to Florida with him where he is scheduled to report on December 9th.
This February 7, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Pfc. Gene Rust and Mrs. Rust, the former Barbara Childress, moved January 26 from Indian River City to Avocado Avenue, Eau Gallie, Florida. Gene, however, is still stationed at the air force base in Cocoa, Florida, where he is working on guided missiles.
The following February 28, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 5:
Promoted to Corporal
Gene Rust, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rust of the nine mile stretch, stationed with the Air Force at Cocoa, Florida, received his corporal stripe (and pay) last Friday. Gene completed his Air Force basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland, Texas, in December of 1950 and took further training at Cheyenne, Wyoming, before going to Florida where he is working with guided missiles.
Gene and his wife, the former Barbara Childress, reside at Eau Gallie, Florida. They had as their recent guest, Barbara's father, Gerald Childress.
The following June 12, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 3:
A new address has been received for Cpl. and Mrs. Gene H. Rust, who are now residing at 722 Avocado Avenue, Eau Gallie, Fla.
The following August 21, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found in Section 2 on page 1, column 2:
Cpl. Gene, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rust, who has been stationed at Eau Gaillie, Florida, working on guided missiles, has recently been transferred to Washington, D.C. He and his wife, the former Barbara Childress, are residing at 333 Raleigh St., S.E.
This October 9, 1952, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 2, column 3:
Concluding a short leave at home, Cpl. Gene Rust of the Air Force returned Thursday by plane to Washington, D.C. His wife, the former Barbara Childress, did not accompany him as orders directed a flight to Korea via California. While Gene is away, Barbara will spend the time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Childress and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Rust.