Sat. 11:54 p.m.: Howland man shares memories of pal Tim Conway

COMING SUNDAY: Most folks’ memories of Tim Conway involve the times he made them laugh on “The Carol Burnett Show,” “McHale’s Navy” or one of his other acting jobs.

John Snyder of Howland, who grew up in Warren, remembers the sweet assignment Conway helped him get when both served in the U.S. Army.

Conway died Tuesday at age 85, and Snyder shared stories about his friend during a conversation at his home on Saturday.

Both Snyder and Conway, who grew up in Chagrin Falls, went through basic training at Fort Chaffee in Arkansas in 1956. They didn’t know each other but they recognized each other when Snyder was sent to Fort Lewis in Washington before heading to Korea.

“We BS’d for a couple minutes,” Snyder said. “He was already stationed there and said, ‘Maybe I can get you a job here rather than do KP and stuff, until you get assigned.'”

Read Snyder’s recollections of his Army buddy and lifelong friend in Sunday’s Tribune Chronicle.

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