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February 25, 2013

Gen. Otis, Plattsburgh native, remembered


She said that when she was asked where her hometown was, it always felt right to say Plattsburgh.

Barbara Otis said they currently own a home on Route 9 near Ausable Point.

“Just being able to look at the lake was a great experience,” Barbara Otis said.

Bill Manning said he and Glenn Otis would reconnect up north where they grew up together by kayaking in the Adirondacks, fishing in Lake Champlain and golfing.

When it came to Otis’s separation of work and family, Caren Otis said he was consistent with his expectations, especially toward honesty.

“Bottom line: Dad was one of the few people I’ve met in my life where what you see is what you get,” Caren Otis said.

She said he was very humble about his accomplishments, which made it easy for people to talk to and relate to him.

“He just had a way about him. People wanted to stay in contact with him,” she said.

She said he was also humble about was his faith. While he believed strongly in his religion, he was also quiet about his faith and instead lead by example.

Bill Manning said that as Otis progressed in rank over the years, everyone continued to respect and admire him.

“He was a soldier’s soldier.”

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