Carlton Crane was born and raised in the Piney Woods of East Texas. He finished high school and started college at, what was then, Arlington State College. Interrupted by the Vietnam War, Carlton served honorably in the United States Army Security Agency for four years, being discharged in 1967. After being discharged in Florida, he met and married Barbara Jean Orne in 1968 and they had two sons together.

After being married, Carlton went back to school on the GI Bill and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1972. He then went on to become a very successful Software Engineer for the banking industry.

Still married to his bride of fifty-three years, and after four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, he is now retired and lives in Arlington, Texas. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, good movies, and photography. In addition to this first novel “So Much to Give: A Story of America’s Greatest Generation”, he has written a semi-sequel novel titled “Time Enough to Cry: The Children of the Greatest Generation.”

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