Class reminiscing

HARLINGEN — Former students of Harlingen High School reminisced yesterday about their experiences there so many years ago.

One name kept popping up as members of the Class of ‘65 gathered at their alma mater to announce a donation for a new electronic marquee.

“Mr. Cleckler,” said Omar Cano, 70. “He was tough, and he was very supportive of our student projects, very supportive of our clubs.”

Cano was talking about Glen Cleckler, a U.S. Marine who fought on Iwo Jima during World War II.

After the war he returned home and became an educator and later principal at Harlingen High School.

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