Pike County IL
Korean War
27 June 1950 - 27 July 1953
Those Who Served

Dean Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Adams, arrived home Thursday night for a 30-day furlough. Dean has been serving in Korea and this is his first visit home since he was inducted into the service. Dean received his training in Hawaii.

Another Notice: Dean Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Adams of Rockport, is now in Korea where he is driving a three-quarter ton truck. He is somewhere near Heartbreak Ridge and writes hisparents that he is with a nice bunch of boys, all from the states but one South Korean. His mother sends him the Democrat-Times by airmail which he shares with the Davis boy from Nebo and the Pool boy of Perry. His address is Pvt. Ivis Dean Adams, U.S. 55-160-466 Heavy Mort. Co. 27 RCT, APO 25, care of Pastmaster, San Francisco CA. Mr. and Mrs. Adams have two other sons in the service, Glenn Dale who is taking his training at Ft. Leonard Wood MO and Bob who is in California going to school, but he will probably leave soon for Alaska. Their addresses are Pvt. Glenn Dale Adams, US 55253362 Btry C. 253rd Bn. Div. Arty 6th Armored Div., Ft. Leonard Wood MO; Cpl. Robert L. Adams US 55103406 Co. A 29th Eng. Avn. Bn., Beale Air Force Base CA. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Friends of Dean Adams of Rockport will be interested to know that he has been sent to Hawaii for his basic training. Dean entered the army last month and first went to Michigan. His address is Pvt. Ivis D. Adams, U. S. 55-160-466 46th Co. 40th Bn. H. I. T. C. APO 957, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.

Pfc. Ivis D. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Adams, Rockport, IL, recently spent a five-day vacation from Korea on a rest and recuperation leave in Japan. A member of the 25th Infantry Division, he stayed in one of the finest hotels in Japan and enjoyed many luxuries unobtainable in Korea. The leave is part of the Army's policy to give the fighting soldier a rest from the rigors of combat. Private First Class Adams is serving as a member of the 27th Infantry Regiment.

Pvt. Albert L. Allen 1222701 Plt. No. 368 4th Bat. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego 40, CA. He just graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, completing premed training.

Pfc. S.D. Askew, E.R. 16206918, 470th Engineers, Field Maintenance Co., APO 227 Postmaster, NY, NY. S.D. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Askew of Barry and they have received word that he has arrived at his destination in Germany.

Donald Lee Ator, SA 3406476 "N" div. USS Cambria, APA 36 care of Fleet PO New York NY. Don is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ator of Pittsfield Rt 4, and is with the Mediterranean Fleet. He has recently been on a tour of the Riviera Monte Carlo and Cannes, Franc. He has also visited Malta, The Isle of Capri and Naples. He is in the quartermaster division and when on watch on the quarter deck while in the Straits of Messina saw Gerald Roberts of Pitsfield on one of the other ships nearby.

Another Notice: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ator have received word from their son Donald that he is benig assigned to the troop ship "Cambria" which was expected to dock at Norfolk the first of the week (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Don Ator who recently spent a leave here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ator, has returned to Norfolk, Va. And has been assigned to a ship which is leaving for the Mediterranean.

Another Notice: Donald Ator who is assigned to the troop ship U. S. S. Cambria out of Norfolk phoned his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ator, Sunday from Richmond, Virginia.

Another Notice: Donald Ator and Stuart Peebles enlisted in the Navy on December 27 and are taking their boot training at Great Lakes. Don is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ator and Stuart the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Peebles.

Another Notice: While serving aboard the attack transport USS Cambria with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean, Donald L. Ator, seaman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ator of Pipers Lane, Pittsfield, spent the Christmas holidays in Naples, Italy. After attending religious services, crew members of the Cambria entertained local orphans with a turkey dinner, toys and a Santa Claus. The Cambria is in the Mediterranean on a good-will tour. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Five Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Force ships are scheduled to arrive at Norfolk, Va., this week after a tour of duty in Southern Europe and the Near East. Among the men returning aboard the attack transport USS Uambria is Donald L. Ator, quartermaster third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Ator of Route 4, Pittsfield. The ships left the east coast in January and they served as the amphi'bious element of the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. Five amphibious landings were made on foreign shores including two combined operations with NATO navies. Extensive gunnery, navigational, engineering and operational exercise were conducted during the cruise. The group visited ports in North Africa, Sicily, France, Greece, Cyprus and Gibraltar. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Note: Donald L. Ator, seaman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ator of Pittsfield, has recently returned after a six-month tour of duty aboard the USS Cambria with the Navy's Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. The Cambria, an attack transport of Transport Division 24, Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet, has completed a schedule that included the landing of Marines on Sardinia and Crete for training. The men of the Cambria also had opportunities to visit many of the ports along the Mediterranean such as: Naples, Italy; Athens, Greece; Golfe Juan, France, and many other places of historic interest.

Cpl. Marshall W. Baehr, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Baehr of New Salem has gone to Alaska where he will be stationed for four months.

He entered the service on January 26, 1951 and took his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood Mo.

He is attached to the Beale Air Force of Camp Beale Calif.

His address is Cpl. Marshall W. Baehr, 55103407 H. & S. 297th EAB APO 949, c/o Postmaster, Seattle Wash.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

James Bagby EM 3, U.S.S. Parle, DE708, Care Fleet Post Office NY, NY. Jim is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bagby and has been in the navy since October 1948. He was in Florida for about three years at Green Cove Springs, and is now in Cuba, where he expects to remain for about four months.

Bobby Bail, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Bail of Louisiana MO is spending a leave at home from the Navy. He has been in Japan and Korea and has been in the Navy for four years. He is the grandson of Elmer Bail of this city.

Dr. and Mrs. Sherman Baker and two children have moved to Silver Springs Maryland, where he is medical director of the Naval Ordnance Laborator Their new address is Quarters M. Na val Ordnance Laboratory, Silve Springs 19, Maryland. Mrs. Baker the former Carolyn Butler of this cit

Mrs. Carl E. Bartlett received a telegram, Friday, from the government stating that her husband Cpl. Bartlett had been wounded in action in Korea, and that particulars would follow. No further word was received, however, until yesterday, when Mrs. Bartlett had a letter from her husband. He did state the extent of his injuries other than he could get about on crutches if it weren't for his arm and side injuries. Cpl. Bartlett was wounded a few weeks ago when he stepped on a mine wire. He did not tell the extent of his injuries at that time, but was soon sent back to the front lines, so the family concluded that the injury must not have been serious. Cpl. Bartlett is a squad leader and has been in Korea about seven months. At present he is in Japan in a hospital. The family has had no word as to where he will be sent next.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Another Notice: Marine Corporal Carl E. Bartlett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Bartlett of Griggsville was recently awarded the Purple Heart medal for wounds receiv-ed as a result of enemy action in Korea. Lt. Col. William H. Cushing of Hyattsville, Md., presented the medal near the front lines. Carl has a twin brother, Carroll, who was married last week. Carl's wife is the former Pauline Niccum and is living in Pittsfield while her husband is in service. This is the second time he has been wounded. The first time he stepped on a land mine and injured his leg. Shortly after he got out of the hospital he was shot by an enemy sniper. Best news his relatives have had for some time is that he should now be on his way home.

 

Pvt. Donald Beard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beard of Pittsfield is spending a twenty day furlough with his parents.

He took his basic training and a course in engineering at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Donald has been transferred to the air force and will report back to Fort Leonard Wood on October 4 and will go from there by plane to some place in Alaska
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Carl Benson, John Ducey, Paul Hubbard, William Parks and Lou Predmore of the Naval Reserve at Hannibal, left May 18 for two weeks' training duty, going on board the Man-of-War sailing on the Great Lakes. (Contributed by Pat Ruble

Cpl. Carl N. Bess, US 55120840 Hqt. Co., 915th Engr. GP Wolters Air Force Base, Mineral Wells TX. Carl is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris BessofHamburg. He has been in the service more than a year. He was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood until recently when he was transferred to TX. He writes his parents that he likes his new location very much and that he has good food at the base.

Pvt. Ronald M. Bissell, son of Mr. [ and Mrs. Archie Bissell of Pittsfield Rt. 1, enlisted in the army on March 14, 1956. Upon completion of basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., he was sent to Fort Bliss, Texas for training with the Army Anti-Aircraft Command. Upon completion of his schooling he will go to Cleveland. This article dated 25 July 1956 (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

The four boys all from Barry recently completed their boot training at Great Lakes Naval Training center with several from Barry going to Great Lakes on March 22 to attent the graduation.

Bobby Bogan is the son of Mrs. Jessie Bogan.
Bob Ervin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ervin.
George Bowen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowen and
Jack Torrens is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Torrens.

Those going to the graduation were Mr. and Mrs. Lyndall Bogan, Mrs. Jessie Bogan, Miss Nadine Bogan, Mrs. Paul Ervin and son Charles of Barry; Mrs. J.C. Harlow of El Dara.





Two Barry boys had the pleasure of meeting in Pearl Harbor recently. Both boys are in the navy and trained together, but had been placed on different ships. Jack Torrens is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Torrens and Geo. Bowen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowen. They also met Tommy Hodges who is on the same ship as Jack.

George Albert Bowen, a former employee of D.B. Gray of Hull, enlisted in the Navy and was sent to Great Lakes Jan. 3. George is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowen of Barry.

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George Albert Bowen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowen of Barry, completed his boot training of Great Lakes Tuesday morning and is expected home this week for a leave. He was quite proud of his company as they were presented the Brigade drill flag honors and a picture of the Company presenting the flag to the Company Commander D.D. Nusbaum appeared in the Chicago papers last week. George enlisted in the Navy last December.

George A. Bowen S.R. 4386946 Co 16 104th Bat. 10th Reg. Great Lakes IL. U.S.N.T.C. heis the son of Mrs. Fred Bowen of Barry who says he would enjoy hearing from his friends.

Billie (Bill) G. Browning
Parents Harry and Emma Browning of Pleasant Hill IL
Joined the United States Marine Corps, Nov 27 1951
Went thru basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego CA
During basic training saw several school mates, Clarence (Bunny) Richards, Pittsfield IL, Norman Crim, Rockport IL, Billy Norton of Pittsfield IL,
Feb 1952 stationed at El Toro Air Station, Santa Anna Calif.
Oct 1952 thru Oct 1953 served with 1st Marine Air wing, K-3 Pohang Korea with rank of Sgt.
While at K-3 saw another Pittsfield classmate, James Lynch
Returned to the United States,Nov 1953 and released from active duty at Treasure Island, San Francisco Calif.



Bill at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC August 28, 2014
Flight 26 "The Great River Honor Flight"

Tech. Sgt. Richard L. Bruce has returned to his duties in the legal department in the U. S. Army, after spending the holidays with his mother, Mrs. Mary Bruce. Dick handles AWOL cases. He has been stationed in Spokane, Wash, but is now stationed at this address: Tech. Sgt. Richard Bruce, 303rd Bomb Wing, David Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz.

Robert M. Capps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Capps, route 4, was recently promoted to corporal while serving with the U. S. Army Alaska Headquarters at Fort Richardson. Army units stationed in Alaska undergo intensive field training while guarding the northern approaches to the U. S. Corporal Capps, whose wife Ermadel, is with him in Alaska, is a supplyman with the Post Engineer Company. He entered the Army in January 1953 and completed basic training at Camp Atterberry, Ind., before his present assignment in June of that year. Capps is a 1950 graduate of Pittsfield Community High School and former employee of the Gorman Brothers Ready Mix Cement Company.

Pvt. Larry G. Chamberlain, U.S. 55-265-289, Co. F., ASA 5460 R.C., Fort Cust5er, Michigan.

Cpl. Andy Chaplin of Pittsfield was one of four Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., who were selected by Gov. Adlai Stevenson to receive his tickets to the New Year's Rose Bowl football game in Pasadena. The governor got dozens of requests for the tickets. He selected the four service men when one of them wrote they were about to be sent overseas and this would be their last chance in a long time to see the Illinois team. They will watch Stanford and Illinois play for choice seats. The other three marines getting the governors tickets are Cpl. J.A. Stevens, Normal; Cpl. H.E. Smith, Bloomington; Cpl. C.L. Deane, Aurora. Andy is the son of Mrs. Pearl Chaplin of this city.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Miss Lia Chappell, daughter of Mrs. Neal Chappell of this city was one of the first two Waves to be sent overseas, and arrived in Honolulu recently. She is stationed at the big naval base at Pearl Harbor. The two girls got quite a thrill when the band met their ship, and they were presented with lei's made of beautiful native flowers. Ila sent her mother a lovely orchid corsage from Honolulu for Mother's Day, and it arrived in fine shape Friday.

Charles Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Collins of this city, has received the appointment to Annapolis from Congressman Sid Simpson. Charles graduated from Pittsfield High School this year and had a B average all through high school. He is to report at the naval academy on June 28 but plans to go a little early and will visit in Washington DC before reporting for duty. Charles came here with his family from Winchester in 1949, his father being in charge of the local REA plant. During his high school years he was active in sports, playing football and also working at the Super Mart after school and at the REA the past three summers. He will be sworn in as a Midshipman and will take a four year course, receiving his B.S. degree in engineering at graduation. Charles has also been active in your people's work in the Methodist Church. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Jimmie Collver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Collver, has enlisted in the Navy and he went to Great Lakes Naval Station Monday. His father and brother, Frank William, will conduct the news stand business.

Another Notice:Jimmy Collver, son ot Mr. and Mrs. Frank Collver, writes his parents that he is on an aircraft carrier, in the Yellow Sea between China and Korea. He says their bombers are busy all the time. Jimmy is engaged in radio work on the ship. His picture was recently printed in the Democrat-Times and he was quite surprised and pleased at how his "fan mail" picked up when friends learned his address. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Jimmy Collver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Colver, Sr. has recently graduated from Great Lakes Naval Center and has been assigned to the aircraft carrier Bataan. Jimmy was in the reserve for several months. His address is James Collver S. A. Bataan Aircraft Carrier, c/o Fleet Post Of-fice, San Francisco, Calif.

Another Notice: Seaman Jim "Tip" Collver arrived home Sunday night from a tour of duty in Korean waters. Jim says he got home "by train, plane, bus and car." Jim served aboard the U. S. S. Bataan, an aircraft carrier, as radioman: Jim says the big vessel is like a complete city. He is on a 15-day leave.

(Bob Compton) Mrs. Jack Everette Jackson and sons, Jack and David, were in Pittsfield Saturday visiting friends. Mrs. Jackson reports that her daughter, Alice, is a personnel clerk at Camp Atterbury; Ind., where Alice's husband, Bob Compton, is stationed. Jack Jack-son, who worked part time at The Republican office while attending Pittsfield high school, has been accepted as an apprentice alt the Quincy Herald-Whig. David has recovered nicely from the ankle fracture he sustained in a fall at the local swimming pool last summer.

Pvt. Joe R. Conkright is now stationed in Ft. Bliss TX where he is taking his basic training in Anti-Aircraft. He is the son of Mr. T.R. Conkright of Bandana KY and Mrs. Velma Fischer of swt. Louis MO. His wife is the former Glenna Risley. Address: US 55299094 Btry. A 12 Tng. Bn. A.A.A. R.T.C. Ft. Bliss TX

Corp Bette Conrad of Scott AFB spent the week end with her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Leeds, her aunt Tacey and brother Dick Conrad. Mrs. Link Rogers of Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Conrad and son of Perry were also guests at the Leeds home.

Sgt. Bette Conrad, WAF, is attending Arizona State College at Tempe, Ariz, this year.

Gueste Sunday at the home of Elizabeth Leeds and daughter included Sgt. Bette Conrad at Scott Air Force Base, Mr. and Mrs. SfrsSTrf Quincy and Don Conrad, who is visiting here from Phoenix Arizona. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Sgt. Orin Cooper, Jr., is now stationed with the air force in the Bahama Islands, having been sent there July 12, following a 25-day leave which he spent at home.

The airman is to be on the islands for four months. Prior to this Sgt. Cooper was stationed at the air force base in Orlando, Florida.

While he was at home on leave, Sgt. Cooper's wife gave birth to a son, Larry Bruce. The young mother is the former Ardith Payne. (contributed by Pat Ruble)

Pfc. Arvis G. Couch, US 55081048 Co A 8th Engr. CBN 1st Cav. Inf. Div. APO 201 care of San Francisco CA. Arvis is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Oran Couch of Pittsfield and has been serving overseas for nearly a year. His wife is the former Virginia Grist of Clayton IL and she and their baby are living in Clayton during his absence. Arvis was wounded in the back and foot, on Nov. 1 and was taken to a hospital in Japan where he thinks he will have to remain until at least Dec. 1. He had 25 stitches in the back and did not state how badly his foot was injured.

LeRoy E. Coultas spent the weekend at his hoome in Pittsfield. LeRoy enlisted in July 1948. He is stationed at Great Lakes IL. His address is Service School Command BT School Class A 2nd Section, Great Lakes IL. He is a twin to

Levoy E. Coultas is in the Air Force.

He left Nov. 8 for San Antonio, Lackland Air Force Base.

Levoy had been working in Pekin Ill. for Kuecks Funereal Home, as apprentice embalmer.

He was formerly with Eddy-Sutter Funereal Home in Pittsfield.

He had finished his apprenticeship but is only 20 and not old enough for a license.
Contributed by Pat Ruble
Another Notice: Pvt. LeVoy E. Coultas who has recently been transferred from San Antonio t Denver. LeVoy is married to the former Bona Beren. His wife left last Sunday (13) to spend some time with him before he is sent overseas. Address is 16292464, 3415 Tech Tng. Group 3415 Tech Tng. Wing, Lowery Air Force Base, Denver Co.

 
This picture of Freddie Cox appeared in the May 7 edition of "Sky Lines" published at U.S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia PA with the following item:

"Freddie, better known to some as the Krunchies Kid" hails from Pittsfield Ill.

He entered the navy in St. Louis Mo. on 6 November 1951 and had his boot training at the Naval Training Center, San Diego Calif. Class 14 in the Hospital Corps School at Bainbridge MD, was the next on Freddie's list before reporting aboard here for duty.

While in high school at Milton Ill, Freddie played varsity baseball and basketball and was a low hurdler on the track team.

Chief among Freddie "Perpetula Motion" Cox's many interests is his guitar. He strums a mean tune, as will be attested to by all those who have heard his rendition of "Good Ole Mountain Dew."

At present Freddie is working in the Staff Personnel Office. Previously he worked on ward 5 and the Blood Bank." Freddie is the son of Mrs. Sarah Cox of this city.

Freddie Leroy Cox, son of Mrs. Sarah Cox of this city is in the navy and is stationed at Bainbridge MD. He took his boot training in San Diego and was transferred to Maryland in March. he wrote his mother last week that he was ill and in the hospital and would like to hear from his friends. His address is F.L. Cox, Class 12, S.A. USN 4386253 U.S. Navy Hosp. Corp. School, Bainbridge MD.
Contributed by Pat Ruble Another Notice: Fred LeRoy Cox, Co. 51, 149, USNTC, San Diego 33, Calif. Fred is the son of Mrs. Sarah Cox, was inducted Nov. 5, 1951 and finished his boot training February 15.

Pvt. William G. Craigmiles arrived home July 4 (his birthday) for a 28-day furlough. He has been stationed at Camp Chaffee. Ark., and after his furlough he will be stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. He will be only 75 miles from Calvin Jobe, one of his best buddies.

Anoter Notice: After completing sixteen weeks basic training with the 5th Armored Div. Camp Chafee, Ark., Pvt. William G. Craigmiles of 548 N. Memorial, Pittsfield has been selected to attend the Airborne Infantry School, Ft. Benning GA. During his tour of duty with the 5th he learned the basic principles of soldiering. He will now receive further instructions and specialized training which will qualify him for specific duties with some airborne unit. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Craigmiles of Pittsfield, attended high school in Pittsfield and was employed as a truck driver here before entering the service. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)


MILTON T. CRIM
Pvt. US Army
24 Dec 1926 - 25 Jun 1980
Buried at
Samuel Taylor Cemetery
Contributed by Billie Browning

Word has been received that Pvt. Neal B. Crossman will finish his basic training in about 2 weeks. He is stationed at Ft. McClellan AL. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crossman. Address is US55204707 Co A C.M.L. R.T.C. Ft. McClellan AL

Pvt. Floyd E. Crowder, who entered service February 28, and is stationed at Camp Breckenridge KY is the son of Mrs. Alice Crowder of Pittsfield. His address is US 55119364 Btry. C. 81st F.A. Bn. 38 101st Abn. Div. Camp Breckenridge KY (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Mr. and Mrs. William Cull have received a letter from their son Jonrobert who is stationed in Mannheim Germany, telling of his Christmas holidays. Jonrobert Cull is in the personnel department of the army. He and Kyle Chamberlain and George Claus left here at the same time and were together for quite a while. They have been stationed in different places recently. Kyle and Jonrobert went over to Darmstadt Germany to see George, and the three of them went to Frankfort for Christmas dinner. While there they accidentally ran into J.O. Hoover, another Pike county boy, and they all ate together. Jonrobert sent one of their pictures and a copy of the .... his parents. The menu ... of turkey and all the trimmings.

Cpt. Jonrobert Cull arrived home last Thursday night by plane from Mannheim, Germany where he was stationed for a 30 day leave.

Jonrobert Cull who was recently inducted into the Army is now stationed at Camp Breckenridge Kentucky.

Jonrobert Cull and Kyle Chamberlain who were formerly located at Camp Breckenridge KY have left this country and will be located somewhere in Europe.
Contributed by Pat Ruble
Another Notice: Pvt. Jonrobert Cull, US 55118432, 12th A.A.A. Group Football Team, APO 403, NY, NY. Jonrobert is located in Germany and will go to Austria the last of November with the football team.

Mrs. John Cummins, the former Donna Totsch, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. George Totsch. Her husband, Second Lieutenant John Cummins recently completed a course of training at Lawton, Okla., and received his wings as a helicopter pilot. He expects to receive orders for assignment in Austria the middle of April. As soon as he can make arrangements for her, Donna will join him there. The Cummins will be about 250 miles from Karlsruhe, Germany where her sister, Mrs. Keith Smith, is living with her husband, Pvt. Keith Smith. The sisters are looking forward to seeing each other. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Pvt. Charles E. Davis, US 55160467, 48 Co., 40 Bn., APO 957, H.L.T.C. care PM San Francisco CA. Charles is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil R. Davis and a brother of Mrs. Kathryn M. Smith of Nebo. "Red" is in Hawaii and wrote home that he liked it very much, especially the warm weather. He is in the infantry on the Island of Onhn at Schofield Barracks. They went on a tour of the Islands soon after they arrived there. He said it was the most beautiful place he had ever seen. He will have his basic training there. He will be granted a leave after four months, but not a long enough time for him to come home, and probably will not be home for two years.

Pvt. James L. Davis is stationed at Ft. Riley KS an dis in his eleventh week of basic training. Addressis US 55207062 Co G 1st Platoon 86th Inft. Reg. 10th Inft. Div., Ft. Riley KS. Mrs. Audrey Dvis is employed as baby sitter in Manhattan KS where she lives.

Pvt. Keith E. Davis, U.S. 55207057, Co. D, 1st. Ord. Tng. Bn., ORTC, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Maryland.

Another Notice: Mr. and Mrs. Keith Davis went in Pittsfield Monday visiting friends here. Keith will be separated from army service next week.

Another Notice: Private Keith Davis js visiting in Pittsfield for a few days, befor reporting for overseas duty in Germany. Keith has just completed a six month training course in ordinance at the Aberdeen proving Grounds, Aberdeen, Maryland. His family will remain in the states at least for the time being.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Davis who liven in Peroria where Leroy is employed spent a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Davis

Cpl. Leaton E. Deeder, R.A. 46038598, Co. A., 35 Rct. APO 25, care Postmaster San Francisco Calif. Leaton is head cook in his company and is stationed in Korea. Elsewhere in this issue of the Pike County Republican will be found a poem written by one of Leaton's buddies.

Another Notice: Leaton and Lloyd Deeder -- Cpl. Leaton E. Deeder, son of Lena Deeder of Pittsfield and Cullen Deeder of Fish Hook, is now serving his country in Korea. He arrived in Japan Jan. 7, and was sent immediately into the battle zone. Gene, as he is known to everyone, is in the regular army, having served nore than five years. He was with the occupation forces in France after WW II. For two years now he has been a cook, having graduated with honors from Food Service School at Ft. George G. Meade MD. Gene would like to hear from all his friends here at home. His address is: RA 46038598 Co A 35 R.C.T. APO 25, care of Postmaster, San Francisco CA. Pfc. Lloyd E. Deeder son of Lena of Pittsfield and Cullen Deeder of Fish Hook has been in the army since the first of last April. He took his basic at Ft. Jackson SC. Elmo, as he is known to all his friends, is now a dental technician at the 20th Station Hospital in Degerdorf, Germany, which is about 40 miles from Munich, in the Alps Mountains. On week ends he has been enjoying the facorite mountain sport, skiing. At Christmas time Elmo received many packages from his friends here at home and wishes to thank them for their thoughfulness. A special thanks to the Domestic Science Club of Baylis for their kind consideration. He is anxious to hear from all his friends here at home. His address is: US 55156592, 20th Station Hospital APO 407 care of Postmaster, New York City NY (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice:Cpl. Leaton Deeder, R. A., 46038598 Co. A., 35 Ret. APO 25, care postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. Leaton is head cook in his company and is stationed in Korea. He is the son of Mrs. Lena Deeder, who is employed at the Hi-Way Cafe in Pittsfield.

Pvt. Jackie H. Dimmitt, son of Mrs. Glenna Dimmitt, 112 S. Memorial St., Pittsfield IL is nearing completion of a 16 week training cycle here with a unit of the 6th Armored Division. As a trainee, he received eight weeks basic training in the fundamentals of Army life and the use of infantry weapons. He is now completing an additional eight weeks engineering training. Competent instructors are teaching him the use of pioneer and power tools, construction of fixed and floating bridges and related subjects besides additional combat skills. At the end of the 16 weektraining cycle with the famed "Super Sixth" the men completing training here will be sent either to specialist schools or sent as replacement to other units.
Another Notice: Cpt. Jackie Dimmitt son of Danny Dimmitt and Mrs. Glenna Dimmitt, arrived on the west coast Tuesday of this week and willgo to Ft. Sheridan WA where he will receive his discharge. Jackie has been in the army for two years, a considerable part of that time being sent to Korea.
Another Notice: Pvt. Jackie H. Dimmitt R. A. 17341193 Co C 86th Recon. Bn. C.C.R. 6th Armored Div. Ft. Leonard Wood MO. Jackie enlisted and on March 27 went to St. Louis. From there he was sent ot Camp Crowdeer MO and from there to Ft. Leonard Wood.
Buried at Park Lawn Cemetery (17 Aug 1932 - 1 Nov 1954) Obituary
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Cpl. Charles P. Durham, A. F. 17292264, Flt. "C", 7th Air Rescue Sqd., APO 231, care Postmaster, New York, N. Y. Paul is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Durham. He has been in Tripoli, Africa, since June of this year. He reports that they have terrific heat there in the summer but now the nights are cool enough for three blankets. The living conditions of the Mohammedans impress him as being.... (Contributed by Pat Ruble

Paul Durham, who is serving in the air force and has been stationed in Tripoli, Africa, arrived home last week on leave. Paul is the son of County Clerk and Mrs. Virgil Durham.

Another Notice: Paul Durham, son of County Clerk and Mrs. Virgil Durham, left Friday for Trenton, N. Y. from where he will embark for overseas service in Europe. Paul is a corporal in the air corps and has been spending a two weeks' vacation at home. He was formerly located at Lowery Field, Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Durham took him to St. Louis, Friday morning, where he took a train for Trenton.

Another Notice: Cpl. Charles P. Durham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Durham of this city, has recently reported for duty and has been assigned to Flight C 7th Air Rescue Squadron, 1603rd Air Base Group, Wheelus Field, Tripoli, Libya, North Africa. Paul enlisted October 22, 1950 at St. Louis, Mo. and was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado before leaving this country. At present he is doing duty as a carpenter.

Cpl. Ira J. Dyer Jr. US 55103399 Co. A. 297 Engr. Avn. Bn. Beale Air Force Base, Maryville CA. Ira recently wrote home to his sister Mrs. Joe Bryant, telling of the two day celebration they were having in honor of the first anniversary of its re-call to active duty. One of the main features was a cake three- ft. high and weighing 867 pounds.

Another Notice: Cpl. Ira J. DyerJr. left Saturday morning for Camp Beale, CA, after completing a course in engineering at Ft. Leonard Wood MO. Jack went into the service in January of this year and is in the 297th Engineer Aviation Battalion. He spent a 14 day furlough with his wife, the former Sue Foote of Nebo. He is the son of Ira Dyer and the late Thelma Hayden Dyer. Photo by Mortland (Contributed by Pat Ruble).

In a recent army paper sent home by Jack Dyer it tells about him being promoted to Sgt. He entered the service last January and took his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood and was there until August. He then spent a 15 day furlough at home and then was shipped to Camp Beale for further training.

Pfc. Irwin C. Ehlert, U.S.55-119-368 Co. D, 26th Inf. Regt. APO 139, care postmaster New York, N.Y. Irwin is the son of Mrs. Emma Ehlert of Pittsfield Route 3. He has been in Germany since Aug. 11, of this year.

The address of Charles Frank Emery, who recently enlisted in the Navy was incorrectly given in Tuesday's issue. His address is as follows: Charles Frank Emery, SR, 3406676, Co. 66, U. S. N. T. C, Great Lakes, Illinois. Frank is the grandson of Mrs. Florence Renoud of this city.

Sgt. George W. Ervin, son of Mrs. Virgil Ervin, Sr., 938 West Jefferson St., Pittsfield, has been assigned to Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas, as Jet Aircraft Instructor, Colonel Ray H. Clark, Base Commander, announced through the Public Information Office recently.
Sgt. Ervin was transferred to Amarillo from Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas, and has been a member of the Air Force since 1948. He attended Pittsfield high school.

Amarillo Air Force Base, one of seven technical and three indoctrination bases in the Technical Training Air Force, a division of the Air Training Command, is the only Air Force Base devoted exclutively to the training of jet fighter and bomber mechanics.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Another Notice:George W. Ervin, son of Mrs. Lois Ervin of this cityy, will graduate Wednesday, March 31, from U.S. Air Force Jet Pilot School at Laredo AFB, Laredo, Texas. The graduation exercises will be held at 10 a.m. at Base Theatre. George has been in service nearly five years. This is the second year of his second enlistment. He has a brother Junior who is in service.

Pvt. Richard Ervin and Elmo Deter of Pittsfield, who are in the Medics in the army, with the 20th Station Hospital Group. They are stationed in Degerdorf Germany which is in the Alps Mountains. The boys, when they get weekend passes go skiing. They are only a few miles from Hitler's famous Berchtesgader retreat. Richard has gained 22 pounds since he got to Germany. They have good food there and plenty of it. He likes Germany all right but says there is no place as good as the States. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

IN NAVY - Seaman Charles Emery, grandson of Mrs. Florence Renoud, who is stationed at Boston, Mass.
Another Notice: Charles Frank Emery, who is the grandson of Florence Renoud, enlisted in the navy January 3 and is stationed at Great Lakes. His address is Charles Frank Emery, SR, 36066 Co. 66 U. S. M. T C, Great Lakes, Illinois

The Abe Fentons of this city received a letter from John Fenton, a soldier in Korea, Friday. John wrote the letter by the light of a camp-fire which he was sharing with nine others of his squad. It was 30 degrees below zero, or even colder, and the temperature had never gotten up to zero in the month or more he had been there. John and his comrades had no opportunity to get out of their clothes but were crawling into their bags and sleeping (or trying to) on the frozen ground. He wanted the folks to send him some fudge candy and other sweets and said there would be nine others in his squad who would be glad to get some sweets, too. John said he had had no mail or anything in the way of sweets or knick-knacks the folks had sent him since his arrival to Korea a month or more before. The nine others in his squad likewise receive dno mai of anything from the outside. The soldier wrote one page, part of another and then had to give it up because it was so cold. He said none of them knew what was going on. They were camped somewhere near Taegu, which is pretty well south on the Korean peninsula. He had been shipped to Japan and from there to Inchon and was now over on the opposite side of the peninsula and pretty well down to the south. He didn't know where he would be sent from there anddidn't know how the rest of the home troops were faring.

Killed In Action -- (14 Feb 1933 - 10 Oct 1951) Obituary
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Solo, Duo -- Cadet Harry Lee Finson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Finson of Pittsfield, is in the news with two important announcements this week.

Harry, left above, stationed at the air force base, Kinston N.C., writes that he completed his first solo flight April 18.

His engagement to a St. Louis girl is also announced. He will wed Miss Marilyn Lemon above.

Another Notice: Pfc. Harry L. Finson, A.F. 17318941, 3388 Student Squadron Box 155, Keesler Air Force Base Mississippi. Harry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Finson of Pittsfield and is studying radar. He reports that he has been making some very good grades, with an average of 4.6 out of a possible 5.0 in radar. The weather in Mississippi last week was so hot that some of the boys passed outwile on parade.

Another Notice: 2nd Lt. Harry L. Finson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Finson of Pittsfield received his wings in a special service at Vance Air Force base at Enid OK on Feb. 16. He graduated from Basic Multi-Engine Pilot school of the US Air Force at Vance AFB on Feb. 2. His parents were invited to the graduation exeercises which were held there at 10:30 am that day, but were unable to attend. Lt. Finson spent a day or two here recently visiting his parent sand went from here to St. Louis.

Pvt. Donald W. Foreman US 55160401 Co E 53rd Abn. Inf. Reg. 101 Abn. Div. Camp Breckinridge KY. Donald has been able to make several trips home to see his mother Mrs. Vera Foreman and his sister Ethel H. is fortunate in that some pals of his have a car and he rides with them whenever he has a free weekend. He was employed at the Pittsfield Hardware Store just before he entered the service.

Another Notice: Pvt. Donald "Peachy" Foreman has written his mother, Mrs. Vera Foreman, that he will be home Thursday of this week on leave before he has to report to a base in CA for overseas duty. He has been stationed at Camp Breckenridge KY and is to go to the west coast around May 16.

Another Notice: Donald Foreman, who is stationed at Fort Breckenridge, Ky., spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Vera Foreman, Donald "Peechie" is starting his sixth week of basic training.

Another Notice: Pvt. Donald W. Foreman returned to Camp Breckenridge KY Friday night, after spending a furlough here with his wife at the home of her father, Henry Yokem and also his mother, Mrs. Vincent Foreman and daughter Ethel. Donald has finished his basic training and will take another course of study at the same camp for six or eight weeks. His address: US 55160401, Co. E 53rd Abn. Inf. Regt., 101st Airborne Division, Camp Breckenridge KY. (Contributed by Pat France)

Pvt. Clarence D. Forshey has been serving in Korea six months, driving a supply truck taking ammunition to the front. He received his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood MO with a unit of the Sixth Armored Div. then was sent to Camp Stoneman CA for further training. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Forshey of Barry.

Pvt. Thomas H. Fox son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fox of New Canton IL has returned to Ft. Bragg NC after spending a fifteen day furlough with his parents and wife. Pvt. Fox was inducted into the service March 16, 1951 and took his processing at Ft. Custer MI. He arrived at Ft. Bragg NC March 26, 1951 and completed fifteen weeks of basic training before coming home on furlough July 14. While home Pvt. and Mrs. Fox became the parents of a son. Mrs. Fox and the baby are at the home of her parents at Canton MO. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

"Robert Lee Frazier" and Alphia Dale Robinson of Pittsfield have been accepted at the Marine Corps Recruiting office in St. Louis and have been sent to San Diego Calif. for boot camp training.

Robert is the son of Leslie Dwight Frazier of Pearl and Alphia is the son of Mrs. Mable Robinson of Pittsfield.
Contributed by Pat Ruble Address:: Pfc. Robert Lee Frazier, U.S.M.C. 1222373, Casual Co., H.S. Btn., M.C.R.D., P.M. San Diego 40 Calif.

1st Lt. Robert R. Frazier, 015354455, APO 168 care of Postmaster NY, NY. Bob recently sent a message to his mother, Mrs. Mildred Coulter stating that he had been in Vienna on duty for a few days, and was then leaving for Salzburg on the Mazart train. The weather has been good. He rode the same car Joe Cotton and Orson Was were in. He visited Beethoven and Mozart's homes and got real brave and went into the Russian zone for a look-see. As a matter of fact he almost walked into the rear of Russian headquarters before he said he took off like a bird. Bob is in the intelligence department of the U.S. Army.

Pvt. Robert E. Fusselman U.S. 55252739 Co A 122nd Armord Ord. Maint. Bn., C.C.R. 3rd Armord Div. Ft. Knox KY. He wasinducted Feb. 14 an dsent to Ft. Custer MI then to Ft. Knox for his training. He is the son of Troy Fusselman of New Salem.

Word has been received recently that Cpl. Hugh D. Galloway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison D. Galloway of Time, is now serving in Korea approximately 40 miles northeast of Inchon. He is stationed in a dugout in a hillside eight miles back of the front lines. Cpl. Galloway writes that he has seen plenty of bloodshed an dmisery. His address: R.A. 16277479, So. C., 34th Infantry R.C.T., APO 25, % PM San Francisco CA.

Major General Hobart Gay, one of Pike county's famous sons, is expected in Rockport today for a visit with his sister, Mrs. Mary Blunt and other relatives. This picture taken in May 1951, when the general last visited Rockport, shows left to right, Henry Gay, Gen. Gay, Mrs. Blunt and Lawrence Gay.

James W. Gheen, YN3, V2 Div. USS Salerno Day, CV110, care FPO NewYork NY. ames is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Von Gheen of Pittsfield. He sailed from Norfolk VA on Oct. 15.
Another Notice: Jim Gheen, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Gheen of Pittsfield was discharged from the United States Navy after four years of service on September 10. The past year and a half Jim has seen service aboard the aircraft carrier, Salerno Bay.
Another Notice: Jimmy Gheen yoeman third class, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Gheen of Pittsfield arrived Saturday night to spend a leave with his parents. Jimmie has been stationed on the aircraft carrier Salerno Bay at Norfolk, Va.

Pvt. Harry Wm. Gleckler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gleckler of New Salem, is stationed at Camp Chaffee, Ark. He entered the service on Feb. 25th. His address is Pvt. Harry Wm. Gleckler, U. S. 55253356 Btry C. 542 AFA BN 5th Armd Div. Arty. Camp Chaffee, Ark.

Pvt. Richard W. Grammer A.F. 17-337-590, 3718 BM T.S. Flight 2481, Lackland Air Force Base San Antonio TX. Richard is the son of Eugene Grammer of Baylis.

These are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gratton of Pittsfield. Pvt. James (on the left) will leave for Camp Stoneman CA and Pvt. Charles Eugene is stationed at Camp Gordon. The boys are both at home on leave.

Pvt. Donald E. Graves, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Graves of Pittsfield is now serving in the army in Korea. Donald is in the 9th Corp. of the 8th Army and in the 11th Battalion of the Combat Engineers. He took his basic training at Ft. Belvoir VA. He was home the last of Sept. and first of Oct. on a 14 day furlough. On Oct. 19 he was shipped to Korea, from Seattle WA. He is now a telephone lineman for the communication center. He is about 15 miles from the front. His wife was the former Veda Willard. Donald would like to hear from his friends: His Address: US55157655, H/S Co 11 Engr. C Bn, APO # 301, c/o P.M. San Francisco CA (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Mrs. Veda (Willard) Graves had word Sunday that her husband, Donald Graves, who has been in Korea for more than a year, had landed in California, and was to be sent to Camp Crowder to be released

Cpl. Kenneth L. Gray is serving with the armed forces in Korea where he drives a supply van. He entered the service Jan. 30, 1952 an dtook his basic trainingt at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. He has been serving with the 725th Ord. Bn. of the 25th Inf. Div. since August 1952. He has two brothers also serving , T.Sgt. Richard G. Gray at Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska and Pfc. Gene Gray also in Korea. They are the sons of David Gray, formerly of New Canton but now of near Baylis. Another brother, Harold was killed in WW II. Kenneth's wife the former Marjorie Giger is employed in >>>>.


LOWELL G. GRAY
Cpt 17 Ordance Co Korea
15 Feb 1932 - 26 Mar 1971
Buried at Park Lawn Cemetery
Contributed by Billie Browning

S.F.C. George W. Greene E.R. 14160396 left Nov. 20 for Camp Kilmer, N.J., after spending a 30 day emergency leave with his wife and two daughters of route 1, Barry. He was stationed in Germany 8 months before his return home. He as with the 485th Engrs. Combat bn.

Pvt. Phillip B. Green Jr., R.A. 17337227, Co. M. Q.M.R.T.C., Fort Lee, Virginia. Phillip is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Burl Green of Barry. "Sonny" as he is known by his friends, is now in Virginia afteer finishing his basic training in Michigan. He writes that he likes it fine there, especially the warm weather. He would like to hear from his friends.

22 Oct 1953 --- Collision! Collision!
Collision in the after engine room!
While these words echoed throughout the hydrographic survey ship USS Taner, two Pittsfield men, Howard E. Griffith, Surveyor third class, USN son of Mrs. C.L. Griffith and George H. Yelliott, chief boatswain's mate, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. George I. Yelliott, went to battle stations, expecting and ready for the worst. The ship had been trying for two days with the icebreaker USS Atka to penetrate the ice park on the northern Labrador coast, seeking a safe route for cargo ships about to carry stores to advance bases. Not only ice, but time was closing in with its short season when northern waters are still navigable. Cargo ships were now only a few days behind. It was up to the Tanner to chart a safe course; and it was up to those on the Tanner to protect her safety. The ice pack finally became so heavy the Tanner was locked in a heaving growling mass of ice. She was riding broadside to the swell, awkward in the sea's trough. The only answer was a tow from the ice breaker. A line was passed, secured and the Tanner swung around out of danger, heading into the wind. And then the line parted. Once more both crews went through the cold, exhausting maneuver of rigging for tow. Just as the second line was nearly connected, a tremendous piece of blue ice surged into the Tanner's side. Tons of freezing water gushed in. This was when the alarm was sounded and the Tanner's crew went to work. Each man had a station; he knew how to get there and what to do. As a result it was only a matter of minutes before repairs had been effected and the flooding was under control. The Tanner received four more holes from the surging ice wiithin the next hour, none as serious as the first. When the cargo ships finally arrived the Tanner was able to furnish them with charts of the dangerous areas and navigable channels through which they might squeeze to deliver their ---

Another Notice - Howard Griffith in the U. S. Navy, stationed at Norfolk, Va., arrived here Friday morning to spend a two weeks leave with his mother, Mrs. C. L. Griffith and other relatives and friends. He came to Chicago by plane and the rest of the way on the bus. Howard is a former printer at the Democrat-Times and we always enjoy seeing him again.

Another Notice: Howard E. Griffeth, U.S. N.A. B., ACB2, Co. H., Q15, Little Creek, Va. Howard is company clerk on the base. He has to know where all the men on the base are at all times. He has been there about two years. Howard is a son of Mrs. Maggie Griffeth and grandson of John W. Smith

Another Notice: Howard Griffith, SV3 who has been stationed at Little Creek, Va., with the Navy, arrived here last Tuesday for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Maggie Griffith, and other relatives. He and his sister, Mrs. Paul (Doris) Elliott of Pittsburg drove here in her car, and will return east together. When he returns to duty he will report to New York and will be assigned to a coastal geodetic survey ship for sea duty. Howard and Mrs. Elliott expect to start back next Wednesday.

John W. Grisham, seaman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Grisham of 521 West Fayette, Pittsfield, is serving aboard the newly re-commissioned destroyer USS McNair, re-activated at the Naval Station, Long Beach, Calif. After post-activation overhaul the McNair will join the Atlantic Fleet. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Having completed a six-month course at US Fleet Sonar School, Key West FL, John W. Grisham, son of Mr. and Mrs. WilliamO. Grisham of 521 West Fayette Pittsfield IL, received his diploma from rear Admiral I.T. Duke Commander US Naval Base.

Another Notice: John Grisham, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Grisham, has been assigned to the Destroyer Mc-Gowan at Long Beach, Calif., where he will be in training for a period of four months.

The following Pike county boys left here at 4:16 a.m. today for induction into the armed forces: Edwin Dale Guthrie, Pleasant Hill; George Lee Claus, Pittsfield; Clifford Lee Strubinger, Barry; William Gerald Reel, Pittsfield; Martin Samuel Easley, New Canton; Kyle Dean Chamberlain, leader, Pittsfield; Harold Wayne Bristow, Milton; Emmett Eugene Horton, Rockport; Jonrobert Cull, Pittsfield; John Otis Hoover, Pittsfield. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

On the left is Cpl. George E. Halpin, son of Mrs. Alice Halpin of Pittsfield and his buddy on the right is Cpl. Donald E. Laird, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merril Laird of Griggsville. Donald's wife Patricia lives at 230 Villa Street, Elgin. george arrived in Pusan, Korea May 28, 1953 and Donald on April 23, 1953 an dbot boys are with the 65th Engineers Company Depot Maintenance and are personnel clerks. Donald entered service on Sept. 8, 1952, took his basic at Camp Gordon GA and 16 weeks of leadership training there. George entered service Sept. 15, 1952, receiving his basic at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. recevied 16 weeks of engineer's training at Ft. Belvoir, VA before being sent overseas.
Contributed by Pat Ruble - June 4, 1954 Pike County Republican

Marine Private First Class Wayne E. Hammitt, son of Mr. Cyrus Hammitt, of Pittsfield, successfully completed a six week Field Telephone Course at the Signal School Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego recently. During the course he received instructions in such subjects as tactics and techniques of field wire installations, installation, operation and maintenance of field telephone and field telegraph equipment, and switchboard procedure. The course prepares communication personnel for work with telephone and telegraph equipment used in marine organizations. He was inducted in the Marine Corps at St. Louis, Mo., and received his recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. He is now awaiting assignment as a wireman with a regular unit. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Pfc. Lyndle W. Harlow, US 55119367, Co. E, 26th Inf. Regt., APO 139, care Postmaster, New York, N.Y. Lyndle is a typist and finance clerk in Germany.

Lt. Bob Harshman has written his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Harshman, that he underwent an appendectomy while aboard ship bound for Japan. Lt. Harshman sailed from the states September 16. His parents received first word of the operation from him last Friday. He said he was on his feet 13 hours after the operation, and on ar-rival in Japan was assigned to an Army hospital for convalescence. He expected to be transferred soon to a Navy hospital. His brother, Airman second class Richard Harshman has arrived at El Paso, Texas, assigned to the 97th bomber wing, but expects to be transferred soon to England.

Cpl. Harold M. Harshman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren K. Harshman, is stationed in Japan at the present time and would be very happy to hear from friends. His address is AF 17317869, 1954th AACS Sqd., APO 994, c/o P.M., San Francisco, Calif.
Another Notice: Harold Harshman who recently entered the serviced has been sent to Texas. His address is Pvt. Harold M. Harshman AF 17317869 FIT 1178 Sqd. 3733 Sp. 3730 Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Cpl Earl R. Hayden AF 16350470 and Cpl. Gerald A. Hayden AF16350482,81st Air Base SSqd. Greater Pittsburg Airport, Corapolis PA. Earl and Gerald are the twin sons ofMr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hayden. They have been serving in the motor pool of the air force for the past 14 months.

Pvt. Robert Hayden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hayden, who entered the military service Jan. 9, is located at Fort Knox, Kentucky. His address is Pvt. Robert Hayden, US 55-205-276; Co. B 84th Tk. Bn. Div. Trains; 3rd Arm'd Division, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Another Note: Bob Hayden arrived here Sunday from Ft. Knox KY to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hayden. He will return there Friday.

Cpl. Richard Henry arrived home Saturday from (Jamp LeJeune in N. Carolina for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell Henry. He enlisted in the Marines last August and has been in service almost a year

 
Richard and Donald Henry, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell Henry of this city, are both in the service. Pfc. Richard Henry enlisted in the Marines six months ago and is stationed at Camp LeJeune. Donald has just completed his boot training in the Navy at San Diego and is at home on leave. When he returns he will go to Jacksonville FL where he will enter Airman's Electronics school.

Another Notice: Richard Dean Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cromwell Henry was recently discharged from the marine service and is at home. Their son Don is expected home for a two weeks visit soon. He is stationed at Foley, Ala. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

A final check is given this 3rd Infantry Division helicopter by mechanic Cpl. Roy C. Hildreth of Griggsville IL, before the "whirlybird" takes off to evacuate casualties in Korea. Hildreth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hildreth, is helicopter crew chief at the 3rd Divisiion's light air strip. (Contributed by Pat Rubble)

Sgt. and Mrs. Earl D. Hillman left Saturday Dec. 29 after spending the holidays with his parents and relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Hillman of Pleasant Hill. Sgt. Hillman who is with the Military Air Transport Service is a flight engineer on a C-97 Cargo plane at Kelly Air Force Bas. in San Antonio TX. He has been in the Air Force since January 1948. He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School with the class of 1947.

Pfc. Dale R. Hoos is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hoos of Englewood CO, who were Pittsfield residents until 2 years ago. Dale has been in service since November and has been in Korea since May 1st. Mr.and Mrs. John Hoos of Pittsfield Rt 3 are his grandparents. Address is US 299579 Co. G 160th Inf. Reg. 40th Inf. Div. APO 6 c Postmaster San Francisco CA

Paul "Bill" Hoover HN-USNR 7552411, H and S Co., 2nd Bn. First Marine Div., EPO San Francisco Calif. Bill is 30 miles behind the lines in Korea. He thinks he will be home in January.

Pvt. Emmett Horton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Horton of Rockport, entered the service last February and took his basic training at Camp Breckenridge, Ky. He left this country in July and is now located in Germany. Emmett was married last January to Dorothy Long of Pittsfield. His address is Pvt. 2 Emmett E. Horton, U. S. 55118431 Co. M 8th Inf. Regt., 4th Div. APO 39, in care of Postmaster, New York, N. Y.

CLAYTON HOWELL
IC 1 Clayton Howell arrived in San Diego March 17 after a year’s duty aboard an LST plying the waters between Japan and Korea. He served 39 months during World War II on board the USS Coniberra, the ship on which Merle McCarter lost his life when it was hit in October 1944. His wife and daughter joined him last week in San Dieigo.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Edward Howland, who is in the army and has been overseas, is home on a 30 day furlough and is visiting his parents and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Springer.

Sgt. Robert L. Hull, 17274446, 4012, A & E Sqd., Biggs Air Firld base, El Paso, Texas, Box 233 about the same as they must have been, before the birth of Christ. The lack of sanitary conveniences, housing, etc. is deplorable. Paul sent his mother and his grandmother a taperstry from Tripoli.

Pvt. Charles L. Huntley, 19, son of Mrs. Mildred Norton, 711 W. Washington, Pittsfield, is completing his AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force." Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the world's largest air force base, center of Air Force basic training, for airmen and women, indoctrination station for prior service re-enlistees, and home of AF's Officer Candidate School. His basic training is preparing him for entrance into Air Force technical training and for assignment in specialized work. The course includes a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular vocation and career. Contributed by Pat Ruble

Dean Ingram, who is in the Air Corps and has been stationed at March Field, Riverside, Calif, is home on vacation and expects to be here until the 23rd. He is to be transferred upon his return to March Field to the state of Virginia where he will attend a Heavy Equipment School. Dean is the son of Mrs. Glenna Ingram of this town.

Mrs. Jack Everertte Jackson and sons, Jack and David, were in Pittsfield Saturday visiting friends. Mrs. Jackson reports that her daughter, Alice, is a personnel clerk at Camp Atterbury, Ind., where Alice's husband, Bob Compbon, is stationed. Jack Jackson, who worked part time at The Republican office while attending Pittsfield high school, has been accepted as an apprentice alt the Quincy Herald-Whig. David has recovered nicely from the ankle fracture he sustained in a fall at the local swimming pool last summer. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Mrs. Jack Everette Jackson and sons, Jack and David, were in Pittsfield Saturday visiting friends. Mrs. Jackson reports that her daughter, Alice, is a personnel clerk at Camp Atterbury; Ind., where Alice's husband, Bob Compton, is stationed. Jack Jack-son, who worked part time at The Republican office while attending Pittsfield high school, has been accepted as an apprentice alt the Quincy Herald-Whig. David has recovered nicely from the ankle fracture he sustained in a fall at the local swimming pool last summer.

John Jackson - I was in the Army and lucky to have only 5 months of combat in Korea. My rank was Sgt. and I was the top sergeant for a Company that was named "The Eyes and Ears of the Buccaneers." When the war ended I had the job of setting up the Demilitarized Zone for the division front. Still some danger but not like combat. During the war I was on Bloody Ridge and last was Christmas Hill. I grew up fast and feel so lucky to have survived. I arrived in Korea with 11 other basic training friends and I am the sole survivor.

The house I am in now is the 67th since my birth. I was in Pittsfield during all of High school. Before that we moved about once a month. I attended 22 grade schools, two Jr. Highs and the one High School. I educated myself by reading, and had a tough time in my first college. After the Army, I learned how to study and take notes from my wife and became an A-B student. I Taught Stage which means design of sets and construction, lights,sound, how to use a mike how to sing, dance, how to entertain. My Dad was a band leader so my whole life I was around professionals. I worked in a gang school with full time police who carried automatic weapons, and wore bullet proof vests. My Korea experience helped me do a good job.

Inducted in 1950. Taught High School in LosAngeles for 35 years. I now teach Yoga classes and have for 8 years. Fountain Valley, CA 92708

CLYDE JACOBS
WW II and Korea
21 August 1926
27 November 2002
Buried at
Samuel Taylor Cemetery,
Contributed by Billie Browning

Brenner Johnson -- Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson received word Tuesday from their son Brenner, telling them that he had arrived in Alaska and is stationed at Fort Richardson. Brenner has been stationed in California and made the trip to Alaska via plane. He wrote that the plane stopped over at McCord, Wash, where the passengers had breakfast. The flying time from California to Fort Richardson was 11 1/2 hours. Brenner also wrote that he had had a visitor already. Charles Jobe, another Pike county boy who is in the service is stationed at Anchorage and went over to see Brenner. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

"Buddy" Johnson surprised his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Johnson, when he arrived home Friday for a 30-day leave from the Navy. He is in the Sea Bees, stationed at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Porto Rico.

Another Notice: - Buddy Johnson and Pete Cantos. The boys have been stationed in Porto Rico. Buddy is the son of Mr. an Mrs. Rufus Johnson of Pittsfield. Buddy arrived home last week on 30 days leave and will then be sent to Rhode Island. (Latest word on Buddy is that he and Helen Pearl Wilkins will be married this week).

Another Notice: V.W. Johnson "Buddy" ) B.U. 3, C.B.D. 1516 Navy 1506 Box 2, care of postmaster NY, NY. Buddy is stationed in Puerto Rico. He was home on leave this past summer. A recent letter told his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Johnson, that he had just been promoted to Third class seaman. He had been Christmas shopping.

Carrie Lou Johnson A/B, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Johnson of Pearl was sworn into the Women's Air Force at noon, Monday, June 16, at Chicago. Her friend from Alton, Mary Signorello, was also sworn in at the same time. The girls were ac-companied to Chicago by Mrs. Blanche Johnson and Mrs. Delma Waggoner.

Carrie Lou's address: Carrie Lou Johnson A/B, A. A. 8507086 WAF Training Center, Lackland A. F. B., San Antonio, Texas.
(Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Pfc. Ralph B. Johnson, U.S. 55103401 Co B, 297th E.A.B., Beale Air Force Base, Marysville CA. Brenner called his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson, a short time ago from CA. He had a three day pass last week and went to Chico CA and worked in a walnut orchard at $10.00 per day.

Pfc. Walton Jones, US 52018917 Co B 2nd Engineer Combat BN 2nd Inf. Div. APO 248 care of postmaster San Francisco CA. Walton is a brother of Theodore Jones.

Pfc. Robert G. Kattelman returned to Camp Beale, California, Sept. 1. He entered the service on Jan. 18, 1951 and took a course in engineering at Fort Leonard Food, Mo. with the 297th Engineers Aviation Battalion. Before leaving for Camp Beale Bob spent a 14-day furlough with his family. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Kattelman, Sr. of Pittsfield and a 1949 graduate of Pittsfield High school.

James Wilbur Kells has returned home from Jefferson Barracks where he has been a hospital patient for the past three or four 1 weeks. 'Red' underwent surgery while there. He is getting along fine and is able to be uptown. 'Red' was employed at the Morton Locker plant for some time before going to the hospital.

Cpl. Barbara J. Kerr, W.A. 8501660 WAC Det. Sec 1 3440 A.S.U., Fort Benning GA

Another Notice: Cpl. Barbara Kerr WAC arrived home Sunday evening from Ft. Benning GA for a two weeks visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Kerr in New Salem after which she will go to Camp Kilmer N.J. to await for overseas duty.

Another Notice:New Salem girl, Pfc. Barbara Jean Kerr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Kerr, recently was chosen Wac of the week at Ft. Benning, Ga. Now back at her first station in the army at Ft. Lee, Va., Pfc. Kerr was co-valedictorian of her class when she was graduated from high school before entering the women's army corps in November, 1949.

Another Notice: Sgt. Barbara Kerr is now enroute home from Heidelberg, Germany, where she has been stationed the past year. While in Europe Sgt. Kerr visited relatives in England, and many places of interest in Germany and Switzerland. At Heidelberg Sgt. Kerr received a superior efficiency rating and an excellent character rating which is the highest possible for both.

Cpl. Victor L. Kerr, A.F. 17292175 Box N-5214, 3425 Training Squadron Lowry Air Face Base, Denver CO.

Another Notice: A/1c Victor Kerr has returned to Albuquerque NM after spending a leave at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Kerr in New Salem. He spent two years at Lowry Air Force Base Denver CO. There he studied and was an instructor in electronics. Since December he has been with the Atomic Test Group at Kirtland Air Force Base.

Another Notice: A/lc Victor Kerr has returned to Albuquerque, N. M., after spending a leave at the home of his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Hugh B. Kerr in New Salem. A/lc Kerr spent two years at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colo. There he studied and was an instuctor in electronics. Since December he has been with the Atomic Test Group at Kirtland Air Force Base.

Russell (Jackie) Kesterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kesterson, has completed his AF basic airman indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, the Gateway to the Air Force, and graduated on May 1.

He is now at Parke Air Base in CA and has joined the Air Police Base Security. He will be on duty with that unit until July 20 when he starts a 12 or 16 weeks course in Air Police school. His address is: A 3-C Russell L.D. Kesterson, AF 17-380590, 3629 Spu. Squadron .... Calif.
(Contributed by Pat Ruble)

JAMES KINDLE
CPL Army, Korea
Born 25 May 1932
Died 24 Oct 1992
Buried at
Samuel Taylor Cemetery,
Contributed by Billie Browning

Pfc. Joyce Kinser, who is serving with the WAC at Ft. Benning, Ga., writes that she expects to go overseas soon. Joyce is a technician at the hospital there and was recently given quite a bit of publicity in the Ft. Benning magazine. She says that she recently saw Barbara Kerr in the mess hall and could not figure out where she had seen her before until they began compaing notes and found they both attended Pittsfield High school. Barbara joined the WAC last spring. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Lawrence Paul Lane, son of Howard and Helen Butler Lane of near Pearl, is stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He enlisted in the Marines, January 8 and received hi2 basic training- at San Diego. He is a graduate of Milton High school, of the class of 1952. His address is Pfc. Lawrence P. Lane, 13684-111, H Co. 2nd Bn., 1st Inf. Training Reg., Marine Barracks, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Pfc. Earl Wayne Leahr, US 55059083 Co. A. 5th RCT APO 301 care San Francisco CA. Earl has started serviing is seventh month in Korea. His company returned to front line duty Oct. 12 after a rest period. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Leahr.

Relatives and friends received word recently that Pvt. Earl Wayne Leahr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Leahr of this city, landed in Korea on May 2. Pvt. Leahr entered the service last November and was among a group of Pike couinty boys who received their training at Ft. Leonard Wood MO and was sent to Korea as replacements. He writes he is with a heavy weapons company and Pvt. Bruce Wildhagen is with the engineers. His address is: Pvt. Earl Wayne Leahr, US 55059083 Co A 5 RCT A.P.O. 301, care of postmaster, San Francisco CA (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Cpl. Donald Lemons BN 4050th ASU Ft. Sill OK. Donald is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lemons of Pittsfield Rt. 4 and is home on a 15 day furlough. He enlisted in 1948, received his basic training at Ft. Knox KY and in November of that year was on his way to Germany. He was married last October to Geraldine Haven of Lawton OK. He has spent 2 1/2 years in Linz Austria with the occupational forces. He says their main job over there is trying to keep the Germans contented. Someof them are overbearing and some are nice -- the same as people everywhere. When Donald leaves here he will return to Ft. Sill where he is a cook

Pfc. Larry J. Lewis, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Logan R. Lewis of Pleasant Hill, has entered the Airplane and Engine Mechanic's School at Sheppard Air Force Base, the home of the largest technical school of this type in the world During his 22 week course as a student at Sheppard he will receive intensive training designed to provide him with the thorough knowledge and the basic skills required in servicing, inspecting and maintaining every type of aircraft currently used by the USAF. Upon graducation he will be awarded the rating of Airplane and Engine Mechanic and probably will be assigned to one of the major Air Force commands for on the job experience. He is a graduate of Pittsfield High school. Prior to entering the Air Force in December 1951, he was engaged in farming with his father. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

PFC. Harold D. Logan, who is a member of the U.S. Medical Corps has received an honorable discharge from the service and is at home now, having arrived Sunday night. Harold's father has been ill for some time and Harold's discharge was allowed on that account. Harold has been serving in Korea for the past ten months.

Another Notice: Pfc. Harold Dee Logan phoned his mother, Mrs. J.D. Logan at 4:20 Friday morning from Honolulu Hawaii stating that he was on his way home from Korea, and expected to arrive here Sunday. His father, J.D. Logan, who has been ill for several years, is not so well. Harold Dee has been at a prisoner of war camp in Korea for nine months and hopes to be stationed closer home because of his father's illness.

Pvt. Donald D. Long, U.S. 55207174, Co. E, 516th Avn. Inf. Regt., Camp Breckenridge, Ky. Donald was inducted Jan. 30, was sent to Fort Custer Mich., then to Camp Breckenridge. Don is the son of Mrs. Flossie Long of Valley City.

Pvt. Vernon L. Lord, 1222709, Plt. No. 368, 4th Bn., San Diego CA. Vernon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lord of Martinsburg and graduated from Pittsfield High school in 1949. He was married last July 29 to Jeannette Langdon of Richmond IL. He was employed by the IL Commercial Telephone Co. but resigned and was with the C.I.P.S. company at Carthage IL when inducted. He is well known and would enjoy hearing from everyone.

Four US Marines from Pike County enjoyed a Christmas day reunion with Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Winter of Pittsfield... Vernon Lord, Jim Patterson, Mr. Winter, Billy Manker and Wayne Hammitt.

Cpl. Charles Ray Lyman, US 55059080 Reg. Hq. Co 38 Inf. APO 248 Postmaster San Francisco CA. Charles is a son of Sheriff and Mrs. Ray Lyman and has been stationed in Korea for the past five months. Charles received a package from someone in Pittsfield and does not know who sent it as there was no identification on it. He wishes to thank the person who was so kind as to send it to him.

Another Notice: Sgt. Charles Lyman, son of Sheriff and Mrs. Ray Lyman, has recently returned to his duties in Korea after a five day rest and vacation in Japan. Charles has been in service since Nov. 29, 1950 and has been in the thick of the fighting in Korea for several months. He was delighted with his brief vacation and wrote his folks that he ate steak every day while in Japan. Charles is in the Intelligence Dept. He was employed by the Pike County Service Co. before entering the army. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Charles Ray Lyman, son of Sheriff and Mrs. Ray V. Lyman, is shown with a group of enemy trophies of the Korean war, including a Russian burg gun and a small Russian machine gun. "Choppy" has just been advanced to corporal rating and is in charge of an S-2 section in Korea. Together with some buddies he recently went fishing in a Korean reservoir. Bait was a hand grenade, and very effective too.

Pfc Duane Lyman and Pfc. John Petty have returned to their base for further training after a visit at home with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hicks Petty and Sheriff and Mrs. Ray Lyman. John returned to Camp Joseph H. Pendelton at Oceanside Calif. and Duane was sent to Camp Lejuene NC. John and Duane enlisted together and received their boot traning at San Diego CA.

Duane Lyman & Petty returned to their camp of LeJeune NC today after spending a leave here with their parents. Mr.and Mrs. hicks Petty and Sheriff and Mrs.Ray Lyman. D.D. Petty who has also been home on leave has returned to San Diego to resure his duties with the Marines.

Another Notice: Pvt. Duane Lyman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lyman, is in training at Camp Matthews, near San Diego, Calif. He is completing a special rifle range course and expects to graduate August 9. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Marine Cpl. Francis Duane Lyman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray V. Lyman of Pittsfield was one of 3,038 Marine and Navy veterans of the First Marine Division who arrived at San Francisco from Korea aboard the US Navy ship General Nelson M. Walker. He arrived in Pittsfield Saturday. He has recently completed 12 months in Korea where he served with the First Marine Division. For this service he is entitled to wear the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal with three combat starts. A graduate of Pittsfield High school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. for three years at Quincy in 1951.(Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Pfc. F.D. Lyman son of Sheriff and Mrs. Ray Lyman has a new address... F.D. Lyman, 1180735 USMC, H and S Staging Reg., HR Command (16-M-4) Camp N.J., Pendleton, Oceanside Calif.
*** Another Notice: Pfc. F.D. Lyman 1180735 USMC 1st Sch. Co. En. Sch Bn. Court House Bay, M.B. Camp Lejuine NC. Duane is a son of Sheriff and Mrs. Ray Lyman and works with heavy tractor equipment.

Sgt. Hugh Maxon Lynch, brother of James has been in the service 13 years. He has been in Korea two years and is now in England and is expected home soon. His wife lives in Arkansas.

Sgt. Charles Ray "Choppy" Lyman returned home at Pittsfield over the weekend after a long tour of duty in Korea. "Choppy" will report for reassignment May 27 at Chicago. Until then he plans to do a lot of loafing around Pike County. Despite the rough life, or perhaps because of it, "Choppy" is fit as a fiddle. "Running up and down those hills in Korea gives you good leg muscles," he reports. He says that there has been little but patrol action in Korea since in December. These are "feeling out" programs designed to detect any major preparations or movement on the part of the enemy. The Chinese Reds have dug in all along their line, much more than the United Nations forces. The U. N. forces have permanent installations along the line, but have not gone underground to the extent of the Reds. "Choppy" says the Chinese lean heavily on hand grenades. They dig deep trenches, undercut them a little toward the enemy. Then when attacked, the Reds sit under the undercut and lab a steady stream of grenades over the hump, never looking out. This works, except when the U. N. forces can time the grenade volleys in order to skirt the trenches between rounds. Right now, both side are bent mostly on capturing prisoners, not killing the enemy. His regiment included armed forces from France, Netherlands and Thailand, as well as American forces. He says the Dutch are very fine fighters. He says he understands that the Chinese Reds are building up air power in north Korea, but said that during his entire tour in Korea he never once saw an enemy plane. The only air trouble was from American planes that mistook U. N. forces for the enemy. "Choppy" reports that morale is pretty good, as most of the units are well-housed, with very little fighting going on. He said MacArthur's dismissal met mixed reaction among the American soldiers. Some approved of the action, others criticized it. "Choppy" said MacArthur, in his opionon, really did an outstanding job in Japan. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Pvt James Lynch 1244866, Plt. 418 B Co, 6th Recruit Trang., Bn. M.C.R.D., San Diego 40, CA. James is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lynch. He left Nov 13 joining the marines. He graduated from P.H.S. in 1950 and is 19 years old.

Pvt. William C. "Billy" Manker, 1242729, Platoon 469, 1st Bn., M.C.R.D., San Diego 40, Calif. Billy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivy Manker and was inducted in December. He will be home soon for a visit with his parents.

 
Five-Hour Reunion -- Tommie McCarter, son of Mrs. Ellen McCarter and Duane Lyman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray V. Lyman, enjoyed a five hour reunion together in Korea August 10. The snapshot, incidentally was made by a Polaroid camera.

Tom McCarter Wounded in Action Korea
Mrs. Ellen McCarter received word Saturday that her son, Pfc. Tommy McCarter had been wounded in action in Korea. The extent of his injuries is not known at present, but it is hoped that they will not prove to be serious. Tommy is the youngest son of Mrs. McCarter and has been in service since September 1951. He was sent overseas in April of last year and has been in the front lines three different times. Tommie has always been very optimistic and has repeatedly written to his folks to not worry about him for he was all right. The last letter Mrs. McCarter received was written March 10, from the front lines, and postmarked March 15. In it he said "I am all right, yet," which was unlike his usual expressions, so he must have known that he had a stiff assignment ahead.

Mrs. McCarter feels sure that he was in the battle of Bunker Hill, as he was wounded on March 19, the day of the terrible battle. Below is a copy of the telegram:

"Regret to inform you that your son Pvt. First class Thomas R. McCarter USMC was wounded in action 19 March 1953 in Korea in the performance of his duty and service of his country. Your anxiety is realized and you will be furnished any additional information as soon as .... received. You may be sure ....has excellent medical care. His mailing address is Marine Directory Section Navy 850 Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. until he furnished you with his new address. Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., General USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps." Tommie' service number is 1224954.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Mrs. Ellen McCarter has received word from her son, Carl William, that he enjoyed spending an afternoon and evening with another Pittsfield sailor Jim Collver in Japan recently. The two ran into each other by chance and greatly enjoyed a visit. Jim is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Collver.

Pvt. Asa McCartney who is in the Far East is assigned to a unit building an air strip.

Another Notice: Pvt. Asa C. McCartney, son of Mrs. Gladys McCartney and the late A. C. McCartney, spent eleven days here visiting his mother, sisters, and other relatives and friends. Clay entered the service Dec. 7, 1951. From St. Louis he went to Fort Custer, Michigan, and then to Fort Belvoir, Va. On May 16 he graduated from the First Engineer School Training Battalion as operator of heavy army equipment. After his furlough here enroute to the West Coast, he left St. Louis via. American Airlines for Camp Stoneman, California. On June 27 he shipped on the S. S. Butner for the Far East. He is attached to the Air Force building airstrip. His address is: Pvt. Asa C. McCartney, US55204703, Prov. Sqd. 1404, APO 959, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.

Pvt. William H. McCartney US 55120568 Co A 503 MP Btn. Ft. Bragg NC.. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCartney ofPittsfield RFD 2. He entered the service last March 16.

Another Notice: Pvt. Wm. McCartney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCartney of Pittsfield Rt. 2, entered the service last March 16 and is now located at Ft. Bragg, NC. His address: US 55120568 Co A 503 M.P. Bn., Ft. Bragg NC

LESLIE DALE McDONALD
SPS US Army, Private, WWII, Korea, Vietnam.
Born 3-5-1923
Died 3-6-2000 in Pike County
Buried at Park Lawn Cemetery
Contributed by Carmen Megehe

Another Notice: Leslie D. McDonald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McDonald of Route No. 1, Barry Illinois has been promoted to the grade of sergeant. His is currently assigned as regimental weapons sergeant with the 28th Infantry (regiment) of the 8th Infantry "Golden Arrow" Division at Ft. Jackson SC. During WW II Sgt. McDonald served 32 months overseas in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations. In civilian life he was employed in Griggsville IL by the Bergman Pkg. Company. His wife is the former Madelyn Wallace of Moundsville WV. They make their home at 1824 Geervais St. Columbia SC> (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Pvt. Arthur McGlasson US 55059063 Co A 14th S.N.F. Regiment APO 22, postmaster San Francisco CA. Arthur is the son of Myrtle McGlasson Harrison of New Hartford.
** Another Notice: Mrs. Myrtle McGlasson had a letter from her son Pvt. Arthur McGlasson. He is in Korea. The letter stated that they are having rough going, have two hot meals and one ration meal a day. The weather is beginning to get cold there.
**Another Notice: Pvt. Arthur McGlasson, son of Mrs. Myrtle McGlasson of New Hartford, recently returned to Seattle WA after a 20 day furlough with home folks. He is believed to be on his way overseas at the present time.

Cpl. and Mrs. Russell Miller arrived in Pittsfield Thursday night to spend a fifteen day furlough with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller. Sunday night they were honored with a birthday supper by Mr. and Mrs. Homer Christison of Winchester. The occasion honored the birthdays of Russell and his wife, and Raymond Miller. Cpl. Richard Miller was not able to come but called his father on the phone Sunday.

 
Another Notice:Richard and Russell Miller, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller of this city, enlisted in the Air Corps on January 3. They took their basic training at Sheppard AFB at Wichita Falls, Texas, and are now both at George AFB in California where they are clerk typist. Both boys are graduates of Pittsfield High School and they expect to come home July 1st for their first furlough. They have been together most of the time but for a short time Russell was at Hamilton Field in California.

Robert, Vinton Loraine and William Moore, the three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Moore and Richard and Russell Miller, sons of Mr. and Mrs. raymond Miller, have enlisted in the air corps and the first of this week were in St. Louis and have since been sent to San Antonio TX for training. Mr. Miller took all five boys to Quincy last Wednesday where they enlisted.

Another Notice: Cpl. Vinton L. Moore of New Salem, recently arrived in Korea and has been assigned to the 49th Fighter-Bomber Wing's communications section as a telephone repairman. Responsible for keeping the delicate mechanism of the telephone machines in working order, Cpl. Moore makes it possible for the 49th Wing to maintain constant contact with other tactical units of the Fifth Air Force. His new unit, the "Forty-Niners," recently completed its 25,000th combat sortie against the North Korean and Chinese Communist supply lines and installations. Before going to Korea, Moore was stationed at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Who. where he attended teletype school. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross R. Moore of RR 1, New Salem.

Moore Brothers
The three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Moore of New Salem, are not serving in the United States Air Force. Pfc. Wade (Billy) W. Moore and twin Pfc. Wayne (Bobby) R. Moore, are stationed in Grenier Air Force Base at Manchester NH. Spl. Vinton (Buster) L. Moore left the states for the Far East Sept. 18th. The three brothers enlisted Jan. 3, 1951 Billy and Bobby took their training at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls TX, before going to NH. They are both in the Supply Flight Sqdn. Billy is home on leave with his parents after an operation at the Base Hospital Waltham Mass. He will report to the Hospital Oct. 4, where he expects to join Bobby soon. Buster spent 20 days leave with his parents in August after taking training at Lackland Air Base, San Antonio TX and completing a 17 weeks teletype mechanic course at Ft. Warren Air Pase in Cheyenne, Who. He reported to Camp Stoneman August 28 and is now overseas.

Pfc. Wayne R. Moore, A.F. 16351127, Supply Elt. 4681st Air Base Sqdn. Grenier A.F.B. Manchester NH.
Pfc. Wade W. Moore, A.F. 16351138 Ward 1A, Murphy Army Hospital Waltham MA.Cpl.
Vitton L. Moore, A.F. 16351150 ?th Comm. Sqdn. APO 970 postmaster San Francisco.
These three boys are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Moore. Wayne and Wade are twins, their picture appeared in the Nov. 13 issue of the Pike County Republican.

Pvt. Charles G. Morath, who has been in the army signal corp since January 30, 1952, has sailed from the west coast to go to Japan. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benton Morath of Milton and recently visited his parents and other relatives before going to the west coast. He graduated froma course of training at San Luis Obispo CA. His address is RA 17339590, Prov. Co. 1923, APO 613 in care of P.M. San Francisco CA (Contributed by Pat Ruble)


JOHN D. MOTLEY
06 Feb 1930 - 4 Sep 1950
Died in Korea
IL PFC 38 Inf 2 Div.
Buried at Samuel Taylor Cemetery

Contributed by Billie Browning

Gail Musgrave, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Musgrave, who is in Germany with the 485th Engineers. An airmail box from Gail this week brought a clock to Mr. Musgrave and a wrist watch to Mrs. Musgrave. Gail sent along the above snapshot, taken in front of the company mess hall.

Another Notice: Cpl. Gail E. Musgrave, ER 364388969 Co A 48th Combat Engineers APO 66 care of Postmaster NY, NY. Gail is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Musgrave and is now located in Erlanger Germany. He is in close contact with six other boys from Pike County, whose addresses are the same as his, except for the serial number. They will receive mail sent to the address above, even without their serial number. They are Paul James, Delbert Sparks, John R. Gunlock, Samuel E. Mills, Norbert Wensing, Cecil Moore and Wm. D. Henthorn.

Marion Edward Myers, known to his friends as Sugar Lump, is home on thirty days' furlough, He has completed his basic training in Waco, Texas, in the air corps and goes to Camp Stoneman, Calif., for assignment for overseas duty. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Myers of Pittsfield Rt. 2 and entered the air corps Dec. 17, 1951. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Marion Edward (Sugar Lump) Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Myers of route 2, phoned his mother Aug. 22 from Camp Stoneman CA , that they were soon to sail for overseas duty. Soldier Myers was recently home on a 30 day leave. He enlisted Dec. 17, 1951. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Pvt. Marion E. Myers, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Myers, RR 2, Pittsfield, is completing his AF basic airmen indoctrination course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, the "Gateway to the Air Force." Lackland, situated near San Antonio, is the world's largest air force base, site of Air Force basic training, for men and women, headquarters of the Human Resource Research Canter, and home of AF's Officer Candidate school. His basic training is preparing him for entrance into Air Force technical training and for assignment in specialized work. The course includes a scientific evaluation of his aptitude and inclination for following a particular vocation and career. (Contributed by Pat France)

Pvt. Geoffrey Nash, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Nash, Pittsfield, is now receiving his Army basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas, with the 10th Infantry Division. Private Nash is assigned to Company G, 86th Regiment, where he will learn the fundamentals of Infantry tactics and the use of various Infantry weapons. He is married to the former Helen LaVonne McCallister, of 931 1/2 Broadway, Quincy, Illinois. Private Nash is a graduate of Watt Close School, Bromsgrove, England.

Another Notice: Pvt. Geoffrey Nash finished his basic training at Ft. Riley, Kansas, May 31 and has been transferred to Camp Kilmer, N. J., and from there will be sent to Europe. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed-ward Nash of this city and his wife is the former Helen McCallister of Pittsfield. The Nash family came here from England a few years ago. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

HOWARD NIEMEYER = Died of Wounds Chorwon Valley, Korea
Information from John Thomas

David L. Nighbert, M.M.F.N.M Div. USS Kaskaskia A 027 care Fleet PO San Francisco CA. David has been stationed in San Diego for some time. In his last letter home he stated that he was slated to leave on Nov. 1 for Japan. He and his brother John have been frequently while stationed in San Diego. David is the brother of Marjorie Nighbert of Pittsfield.

Another Notice: David Nighbert, who is taking special training at Great Lakes, spent the week end here.

Another Notice: This is David L. Nighbert, third class machinist mate, not a member of the House of David ball club. Davidis repairman in the machine shop aboard the USS Kaskaskia, an auxiliary oiler. The ship sailed from the states Dec. 8, and expects to return in August. The picture was taken April 3 at Sasebo, Japan. The ship will be in Formosa Hong Kong and Honolulu before returning. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Serving aboard the oiler USS Kaskaskia is David L. Nighbert, machinist's mate third class, USN, of Pittsfield.. The Kaskaskia is sailing in Korean waters on her third tour of Korean combat duty. She is part of the replenishment group of Task Force 77 operating off the Korean East Coast supporting United Nation forces (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

John J. Nighbert, R D 3 O Div. USS T.E. Chandler D D 717 care of Fleet PO San Francisco CA. John is a brother of Marjorie Nighbert of Pittsfield and has rencently been promoted to radar operator third class. He has been in Japan since Oct. 15 and expects to be stationed there for six months or possibly longer. He wrote home that he expected to see his brother David at Christmas time. As stated, John and David were stationed near each other while in CA and met quite often.
Another Notice: John Nighbert arrived here last week for a leave from the Navy and Friday morning he and his sister Majorie left for Cantonment, Florida where they will visit their brother, Maynard. John is in Radar and his ship has been at San Diego.

Jimmy Oliver SA, 4248426 USS Bataan Cul 29 care Fleet PO San Francisco, Calif. "Tip" was in the naval reserve in Hannibal a year before he went into training Jan. 7 at Great Lakes. He is now aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bataan. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Gene Ottwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Ottwell of Pittsfield, Rt. 4, who has been in the Reserves for two years has been called into active duty and is now taking boot training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Friends of Stuart Peebles, son of Wayne and Dee Claus Peebles of Pittsfield will be interested to learn that he has completed a course at the US Naval Teleman school, Class A at Norfolk VA. Stuart joined the navy a year ago this month, and is now stationed at Argentia Newfoundland where he has been since about the middle of October. He is a teletype operator, and has written his mother that they have a good library at the base, as well as good movies. Aregentia is about 90 miles from St. John Newfoundland.

Another Notice: Stuart A. Peebles, TESA 340-64-74 Navy 103 Comm. Div., Fleet P.O. New York NY. Stuart is the son of Wayne and Dee Peebles.


HAROLD R. PENCE
9 May 1928 - 21 Jan 1986
PFC Army Korea
Married to Frances
Buried at Samuel Taylor Cemetery

Contributed by Billie Browning

Pfc. John Petty and Pfc Duane Lyman have returned to their base for further training after a visit at home with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hicks Petty and Sheriff and Mrs. Ray Lyman. John returned to Camp Joseph H. Pendelton at Oceanside Calif. and Duane was sent to Camp Lejuene NC. John and Duane enlisted together and received their boot traning at San Diego CA.

Mr. and Mrs. Hicks Petty have received word that their son Pfc. John Petty was wounded in action on the Korean front Monday March 3. John and his company were under enemy fire and when given orders to "hit the deck" John dropped to the ground, injuring his knee in the fall. In writing to his mother, John said that the wound was not serious, but his knee had been cut open and consequently he has a stiffness there. John has seen lots of action and says that they are under enemy fire 24 hours a day. The newspaper reports are that the fighting doesn't amount to much, but don't be fooled - the boys are in constant danger, every day. The majority of his companions feel that the peace talks which they hear about to do not amount to anything. John is thought to be on Heartbreak Ridge, judging by word which has been received from him. Mr. and Mrs. Petty receive a letter from him usually twice each week, but John has not been receiving his mail at all regularly. Mrs. Petty writes to him every day, but it is sometimes two or three weeks before he received her letter. John has been on the Korean front lines since December 1. he reported that one time their own tanks opened up on them, thinking they were enemy tanks, due to poor visibility.

Pfc. John H. Petty, 1180733 USMCH and S Co 2-5 First Mar. Div. care Fleet Post Office, San Francisco CA. John has landed in Korea and in a letter to his parents, Mr. an dMrs. Hicks Petty, he wrote that he was stationed at the front line.

John Petty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hicks Petty, arrived home at 9 o'clock Christmas morning from Korea. John served one year and two days in Korea iwth the US Marines in which he enlisted. His leave expires Jan. 26, when he will report back for duty at Camp LeJeune NC. He is entitled to siz months service in the States before he can be assigned to overseas duty again.

John Petty and Duane Lyman returned to their camp of LeJeune NC today after spending a leave here with their parents. Mr.and Mrs. hicks Petty and Sheriff and Mrs.Ray Lyman. D.D. Petty who has also been home on leave has returned to San Diego to resure his duties with the Marines.

   

Sgt. Charles Richard Predmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Predmore of New Salem, writes his parents that he will spend his second Christmas in Korea. He left for the army on March 29, 1950 and went overseas Sept. 18. He spent eight weeks in Japan and the rest has been spent in Korea. Charles says letters and papers help a lot of hopes to be home for Christmas 1953. His address is Sgt. Charles R. Predmore, U.S. 55155 Co. B 151st Engr. C.Bn. APO 301, care of Postmaster, San Francisco Calif.

Charles Predmore son of Mr. and Mrs. Ephie Predmore of New Salem is now serving in Japan and Buster Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Moore of New Salem, is now in Korea. Charles is taking cooking school for six months.

Charles Predmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Predmore, who is a cook in the army in Korea, sends the poem given below on army life in Korea.

JUST A BOY IN KOREA
I am a boy in Korea, Earning my meager pay,
Guarding the country with millions, For measly $3.50 a day
High on a wind swept mountain, Korea is the spot
Fighting the awful loaders, The land that God forgot

Out on the road with a shovel, Eating the wind blown dust
Doing the work of chain gang, And too durn tired to cuss
Out with the lice and lizzards, Here's where a man gets blue
Way up in the mountains, Ten thousand miles from you

All night the winds keep howling, It's more than I can stand
I don't know why we're defending, This God forsaken land
I spend my leisure time, Writing to my folks and to my gal
Hoping that when I get home, She hasn't married one of my pals

I've washed a million pans, I've peeled a million spuds
My hands are sore and blistered, From washing dirty duds
All the inspections I've had, All worse than I can tell
I hope it's nice in heaven, Cause I know what it's like in "Hell"!

Now when this life is over, And we slave no more
I go to my final dress parade, On the bright and golden shore
And there "saint Peter" will greet me, And suddenly he'll yell!
Come in your boys from "Korea", You've done your time in "Hell".
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Lou Dean Predmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Predmore of this city, is taking special training at Foley Alabama.

Lou Dean entered the Navy Sept. 1st and took his boot training at Great Lakes.

After spending a leave at home he left November 12 and was sent to Alabama.

His address is Lou Dean Predmore, S.A. 424-84-39 Barin Field, Div. X, Foley, Alabama
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Morris D. Predmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Predmore, has left for boot training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center at Great Lakes IL.

He has been in the Reserves for about two years. He has a brother Lou Den, who is stationed in Alabama.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Pvt. Robert H. Predmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Predmore of New Salem, is stationed at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

He left for the service Oct. 21 and was sent to Camp Atterbury.

Robert was employed by the Brown Shoe Co. before entering the service.

He says he likes army life and sent greetings to all his friends.

His address is Pvt. Robert Herschel Predmore U.S. 55298916 Btry A. 932nd F.A. Bn. 31st Inf. Div. Camp Atterbury, Ind.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Pvt. Charles E. Rhodes has completed his basic training at Ft. Riley. Kansas and is now going to drivers school for light weight vechicles at Ft. Riley. He is the son Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rhodes and entered the army on May 16. He is married, his wife being the former Vera Gerard.

Pfc Clare (Bunny) Richards is home on a 25 day furlough visiting Pittsfield relatives. He has been stationed at Camp Le Jeune, N. C, and will report at Camp Pendleton, Calif., upon the expiration of his leave.

Another Notice: Clarence (Bunny) Richards who is in the Marine Corps and has been stationed in the marine training camp at San Diego, is home on leave. He is staying at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Richards. From here Bunny is to go to a welding school in North Carolina. Bunny was employed as a welder for the pipe line company before enlisting and had been working in southern Illinois. He enlisted Nov. 8. Bunny is the son of John Richards of Pleasant Hill. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Clarence Olof Richards, son of John Olof Richards of Pleasant Hill, joined the Marines Nov. 9, and is taking his eight weeks boot training in San Diego CA. Upon completion of this training he will receive a ten-day leave and then be reassigned to another organization for further training in the US Marine Corp. Clarence is 21 years old and graduated from Pleasant Hill High school in 1948.

Another Notice: Cpl. Clarence "Bunny' Richards is visiting his brother Howard of Pittsfield and their father John Richards of Pleasant Hill. Bunny has been in the Marines for the past 14 months and was a welder for the Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line company before his enlistment. He has ten months more to serve before being discharged and is to report for duty January 3.

Another Notice: Clarence Richards, who for the past several months had been rooming in the Claude Watson rooming house, and is a brother to Howard Richards, has had his induction notice, and is to leave for training, Nov. 8. Clarence is employed as a pipe welder.

Gerald Roberts who is in the Navy stationed at Norfolk, Va. arrived Tuesday evening for a visit with his wife the former Helen McOarter and daughter. He is also visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Roberts and other relatives. Gerald, who was formerly on the staff of Aldrich Drug store, will return to his base on August 1. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Pfc. Alphia D. Robinson, son of Mrs. Ched Zumwalt of Martinsburg, entered the service Sept. 20, 1951 and took his training at San Diego, California. He was sent overseas Feb. 1 with the Marines and is located at Pohang, Korea on guard Co. K. 3. His wife is the former Helen Crowder of Pittsfield and his address is: Pfc. Alphia D. Robinson 1222377 U. S. M. C. M. A. B. S. 33 M. A. G. 33 F. M. A. W. c/o Fleet Postoffice, San Francisco, Cal ( Contributed by Pat Ruble)

S. Sgt. Donald Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Robinson of this city, entered the army a year ago in January and is now stationed in California. Donald spent ten days at home during the Christmas holidays. He is married, his wife being the former Arliss Lange who is in Quincy. His address is S. Sgt. Donald Robinson U.S. 55103397 Co. B. 297th E.A.B. Beale Air Force Base, Marysville CA.

R.M. Robinson, PRAN 3407629, Air Development Squadron 3, Naval Air Station, Atlantic City N.J. Bob has been stationed at this naval air station since November. His wife and little daughter Tressie are there with him. Bob is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Robinson of Pittsfield.

Another Notice: Bob Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Robinson of this city recently graduated from a course of training in maintenance and repair of survival equipment at the naval base at Lake-hurst, New Jersey, with one of the two highest grades on the base. As a result he has been given his choice of 36 places to locate, including stations along both coasts of the United States and bases in foreign countries. In a letter received by his parents on Tuesday of this week he states that he has selected the Naval Air Squadron base at Atlantic City, New Jersey as his permanent location. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Robert Maurice Robinson was enlisted into the Regular Navy on February 7, 1951 for a four year enlistment. Robert was en-t listed as an Airman Recruit.

Another Notice: Mrs. Bonnie Robinson and baby daughter Tressie left here Friday evening for Lakehurst, New Jersey, to meet her husband, Robert Robinson, who has recently been transferred there. Bob has recently been in a naval air school at Jacksonville, Fla., and had never see3n his little daughter who was born May11th. He will be located at Lockhurst 16 weeks and was fortunate enough to secure an apartment where they will live
Another Notice: Robert M. Robinson, airman apprentice, USN, husband of Mrs. Bonita L. Robinson of Box 375, Pittsfield, recently reported to the US Naval Air Station, Lakehurst NJ to attend the Parachute Rigger School. The 15 week course indludes instructions in the care, maintenance and use of parachutes, sewing machines, aviator's breathing oxygen, life rafts, and Navy survival equipment. Robinson, a graduate of Pittsfield Community High school, entered the Naval service Feb. 7, 1951 and received his recruit training at the US Naval Training Center, Great Lakes.

Another Notice: Bob Robinson: Being indoctrinated into the traditions and color of Naval life is Robert M. Robinson, airman recruit, USN, husband of Mrs. Bonita L. Robinson of Pittsfield, who is receiving his first military instruction at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes IL, under the Navy's recruit training program. Robinson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Robinson. At Great Lakes, the world's largest recruit training center, the training is designed to benefit the recruit through personal experience and by academic lectures in such diversified subjects as signaling, navigation, gunneery, basic ordnance, Navy customs and terms and seamanship. Following the successful completion of recruit training, he will be assigned to a Fleet unit on active duty or be enrolled as a student at one of the Navy's specialized service schools for further training. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

The enlistment of three men in the U.S. Navy during the past week has been announced by Chief R.D. Swaney of the Hannibal Navy recruiting station. Those enlisting were
David Gerald Ruble,son of Mr. and Mrs. Geraldine Ruble of Pittsfield;
Ronald Lee Cawthon, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Cawthon of Pittsfield and
Donald Eugene Harter, sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Harter Jr. of Summer Hill. Ruble enlisted as an airman recruit, Cawthon as a seaman recruit, and Harter as an electronics field seaman recruit. The men were enlisted under the Navy's "Buddy" plan which guarantees that they will remain together throughout their training. They have been assigned to the Naval Training Station at Hainbridge Maryland for their recruit training.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Enlistment of four Quincy area men was announced Saturday by marine corps and air force recruiters. Robert H. Perkins of Hannibal and Frank C. Ruble of Pittsfield enlisted in the marine corps Thursday and have been sent to San Diego, Cal., for basic training. It was announced by Sgt. Walter Smith recruiter. Jerome Eikelbchulte of 1210 N. Ninth and Robert A. Ulrich of 1134 South Tenth, enlisted in the air force Friday and have been sent to Lackland, Tex., according to Technical Sgt. Charles Moler, air force recruiter.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Richard Ruble arrived here Monday from Camp Pendleton where he has just finished his boot training, and will visit his mother Mrs. Geraldine Ruble for 20 days.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Ronald Ruble, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ruble, is on his way to San Diego where he will be stationed in a boot camp.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Russell Rush, son of Mr. and Mrs James Russell Rush of Pittsfield is serving aboard the battleship USS New Jersey which was recently brought back on active duty. Rush entered the Navy in April, 1950.

James Rutledge, 18, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Rutledge of this city, and Bob Jenkins, 16, son of Attorney Sam Jenkins of Quincy and formerly of this city, put in at New Orleans, La., late Tuesday night last week, to complete an approximately 1200 mile trip down the Mississippi river. The trip was made in a 16-foot boat which the boys bought for $5, and which they launched at Florence July 1. It was powered with a five-horse power outboard motor, with a 2 1/2-horse power motor aboard in case of emergency. A pup tent pitched over the boat gave shelter from the sweltering sun. The boys spent a week end at Memphis, Tenn., and a day at both Vicks-burg and Natchez, Miss., and many nights made camp on the river bank whenever they could on the way down.

Billy Saylor arrived home Sunday evening after five years service in the Marines. He is the son of Mrs. iva Saylor of this city, and has received his discharge from service. Billy has been in Korea and was in the worst of the fighting last winter, when his hands and feet were frosted but fortunately he recovered and says he is fine now. Billy and his mother expected to leave today by plane for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stickman and family at Blythe, Calif.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

 
Sgt. William H. Saylor of Pittsfield, member of the First air delivery platoon, First marine Division, is shown being presented Air Medal and gold star in lieu of second medal by Col. John H. Cook, Jr., commanding officer of the First combat service group. He was cited for making frequent flights in unarmed planes and low altitudes overy enemy territory while making aerial delivery of urgently needed supplies to marines in front line units in Korea. He is a graduate of Pittsfield High school and enlisted in the marines in September 1946. He is a son of Mrs. Iva Saylor of Pittsfield.

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Billy Saylor arrived home Sunday evening after five years service in the Marines. He is the son of Mrs. iva Saylor of this city, and has received his discharge from service. Billy has been in Korea and was in the worst of the fighting last winter, when his hands and feet were frosted but fortunately he recovered and says he is fine now. Billy and his mother expected to leave today by plane for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stickman and family at Blythe, Calif.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Manford Schedel SK2 who is with the fourth mobile combat battalion stationed at Davisville R.L. spent a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Schedel, Sr. Manford has just returned from French Morocco where they have been constructing an air base at Fort Lyote. His combat unit will be sent to Cuba for construction work. He is in the pay division in his unit. His address is SK2, 4th Mobile Combat Bn., FPO New York, N.Y.

Mrs. and Mrs. Russell Schnepf have received word from their son, Staff Sgt. Frank Schnepf, that he has re-enlisted in the army for a period of six years. Frank has completed a three year enlistment, serving ten months in Korea, but is now located in Japan.

Staff Sgt. Frank Schnepf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schnepf of this city is being transferred from the air base at Seward Tenn., to a field near Ardmore Okla. Frank will be twice as far from home now, but is well pleased with his assignment.

Sgt. Frank Schnepf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schnepf of this city, was scheduled to leave Japan last Monday, his father tells us, and should be home the latter part of this month. Sgt. Schnepf has been overseas 18 months, 12 months of which time he was in Korea and the other six in Japan.

Staff Sergeant William F. Schnepf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schnepf, who has been stationed in Korea has recently been transferred to Japan.

Sgt. Frank Schnepf arrived home Sunday for a thirty-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schnepf. He has been overseas twenty-two months in Korea 8 months and the rest of the time in Japan. He reports on July 1 to Seward Air Force Base at Smyrna Tenn. His parents went to St.Louis Sunday to meet him.

Frank Schnepf, Airman 1st class who is stationed at Seward Air force Base, Tennessee, spent he weekend with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schnepf at 420 North Illinois street.

Staff Sergeant William Frank Schnepf just completed a 15 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schnepf. He and his parents accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bucholtz went to Decatur last Tuesday to visit Mrs. Ruth Sheppard. Sgt. Schnepf left last Thursday for duty at Seward Air base, Symrna TN.
Contributed by Pat Ruble

Francis Sheppard 3034601 Div. A.U.S.S. Lindenwald, LDS 6 care of NEw York NY. Francis is the foster son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Elledge of Nebo. The last letter they received from him was when he was in Cuba. He expected to be back in the States around Nov. 10. Francis was inducted into the Navy on his 21st birthday Aug. 18, 1950.

S-Sgt. Robert E. Shepherd of Pittsfield, a senior operations specialist with the 49th Fighter-Bomber Wing compares flight plans of incoming and outgoing aircraft. Shepherd has the re-sponsibilty of seeing that all pilots file clearances through his section before landing or taking off from this home base of the "Forty-Niners". The sleek F-84 jets of Shepherd's new unit have recently completed their 30,000th combat sortie since the outbreak of Korean hostilities. Shepherd's wife, the former Betty Joann Autry lives at 1121 W. High st., Edwardsville, 111. His mother, Mrs. Ella Shepherd lives at 512 E. Washington St., Pittisffield.

Four young men from Pearl en-listed in the marines last week and left St. Louis Jan. 8 for San Diego where they will be stationed at Marine Corps Recruit depot for nine weeks training. The young men are Burdette Smith, son of Mrs. Pauline Springer; Dwane "Red" and Robert Labby, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Labby and Lawrence Paul Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lane. Dwane is 18 years of age, Lawrence, Paul and Burdette are 19 and Bob is 20.

Pfc. Fred Smith, U.S. 55059057, 615th. A.M. Subs. Depot Co., APO 59, Care postmaster San Francisco Calif., See picture in this issue. (not available). Fred is the son of Grace Syrkel of Griggsville, and is stationed in Pusan, Korea. He left Camp Stoneman, Calif. on April 14, 1951, was wounded in July of the sameyear. He was hospitalized for some time, but is now a dispatcher on a cold storage barge. Pft. Smith expects to be returned to the states the later part of March, and says they are having some very nice weather now.


NEWTON SMITH
CPL Army Korea
1 January 1927 - 15 February 1979
Married to Velda
Buried at Samuel Taylor Cemetery

Contributed by Billie Browning

William F. Smith, U.S. 55-207-159, Co. E., 516 Abn. Inf. Regt., Camp Breckenridge KY.

Serving aboard the battleship USS New Jersey which is now undergoing a four-week refresher training cruise in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba area, are two Pittsfield area seamen apprentices, USN, Winifred E. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Smith of El Dara, and Russell Rush, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Rush of 807 North Monroe St., Pittsfield. The New Jersey is conducting gunnery practice with her 16 inch guns and simulating battle conditions to increase her readiness for combat efficiency. The 52,000-ton battlewagon recently completed several month of extensive overhaul and upkeep at the Norfolk Naval Shipyards in Portsmouth, Va.

(Nelson G. Smith) "The "Slow Boat to China" is just a short cruise in comparison with one taken by Nelson G. Smith and three otheir Air Force men who enjoyed an expense-free vacation at Lake Placid, N. Y. as the result of an error in their travel orders..." This interesting story of Smith's experience was brought to this office by his mother, Mrs. Ola A. Smith of 640 West Jefferson street. Nelson G. (Jack) wa employed at Strauss' store here before being inducted March 19. "Had the airmen followed their orders faithfully they would have been waiting until June to board their prescribed transportation. Then they would have spent their time soaking in the senic splendors of the Adirondack Mountains from an excursion boat whiclh travels a 16-mile circular course. "The mixup resulted from travel orders which placed the quartet in Lake Placid 700 miles off course. "Smith and his companion; were ordered from Sheppard Field, Wichita Fells, Texas, Shawnee Falls, Lake Placid. Their orders indicated that they would "Report to Camp Shawnee, Lake Placid, New York." "By rail the.y went to Denison, Texas to St. Louis, then to Utica, N. Y. and Lake Placid. Their orders said "Transfer at Lake Placid to the Lake Placid Navigation Company line and take the steamer to Shawnee Falls." "Reporting to an astonished management of the Lake Placid Steamship Company, they learned that the company operates only a lOO-pasenger excursion boat which now is in drydock. Lake Placid is frozen over. The boat won't be operating until June, at which time it will travel 16-mile circular course on the Lake. "The airmen's bewilderment grew when they learned Camp Shawnee at Lake Placid was privately-owned retreat. "They consulted with the train agent, Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross, and other agencies. Anxious minutes were spent waiting replies to telegrams and telephone calls. "They were relieved but disappointed when orders were issued to report to Camp Shawnee, Shawnee Falls, N. Y. Their new destination was just a few miles from Buffalo. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Corp. Junior Sparks, who was here last week visiting his mother, Mrs. Claud Wilson, and other relatives and friends, has been transferred from Lajuene, N. C. to Camp Pendleton, Oceansde, Calif. Sparks is in the Marines and thinks he will be sent to Korea about July 15. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Curl Springer, USN, of Pittsfield, IL, was recently advanced to seaman while serving with Subordinate Group One of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at the Naval Base, Charleston, S. C. Springer, who entered the Navy Oct. 12, 1948, received his recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes IL.

Pvt. Fred L. Stickman entered the service Jan. 22, 1953 an di sstationed at Camp Atterbury IN. He is, the son of Mr. an dMrs. Elmer Stickman, Pittsfield Route 2. His wife, Lelia Mae and daughter Vickie Sue are now at the home of her mother, Mrs. Alice Crowder in Pittsfield, after spending several weeks at Franklin IN to be near Fred. He will complete his basic training about May 22. His address is Pvt. Fred L. Stickman, US 55333517, Co. M. 167th Inf. Regt. 31st Inf. Division, Camp Atterbury IN. (Contributed by Pat Ruble).

Truman Stinebaker (new address): AF 36335401, 131 Motor Vehicle squadron, George A.F.B., Victorville Calif. Truman has finished his nine weeks training for driver's school at the F.E. Warren air force base at Cheyenne and has returned to hisformer airforce base in Calif. He is the son of Elmer and Addie Stinebaker of Chambersburg.
Another Notice: Pfc. Truman B. Stinebaker, A. F. 26335401, 3463 Training Sqdrn. F.E. Warren A.F.B. Wyoming. Truman is taking a nine week instruction course in driving all heavy equipment which will be ended the last of November. Then he expects to return to the air base at Victorville CA and then be sent overseas. He is the son of Mrs. Addie Stinebaker of Chambersburg.

Pfc Robert Lee Stuller, 1205188, H & S Co, 2nd Rgt. Training and Replacement Command Tent Camp 2 M-62, Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, Oceanside CA. Robert took his basic training at Camp Benson, San Diego. He is the son of Mrs. Eliza Ballenger of Chambersburg. He volunteered for the Marines and left Aug. 2, 1951. He came home on Oct. 13 and was sent back to Camp Pendleton on Oct. 19.

Pvt. Paul Taylor, who is in the medical field service school, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, has returned to camp after spending a short leave in New Salem. He was accompanied back to Texas by his brother, Wayne Taylor.

Another Notice:Paul Taylor, Jr., of New Salem was inducted January 9, and sent to Fort Custer, Mich., then to Virginia for 16 weeks training in the medical corps. Paul was graduated from Pittsfield High school in 1948 and in March of 1951 was married to Nina Lawber of New Salem. Mrs. Taylor is staying with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lawber, during her husband's absence.

Another Notice: Paul J. Taylor, whose wife, Nina, lives in New Salem, was recently promoted to corporal while serving with the 40th In-fantry Division in Korea. Originally a California National Guard outfit, the "Starburst" division hit the Korean battlefield in early 1952 after intensive field training in Japan. Corporal Taylor, a chief medical aidman with the 40th, entei-ed the Army in January, 1952 and received basic training at Camp Pickett, Va. He arrived in Korea in January, 1953. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Taylor, Pittsfield, Tiylor was a farmer in civilian life. He wears The UN and Korean Service ribbons.

Kenneth Eugene Torrens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Torrens of Barry returned home Monday from Great Lakes where he had been in training for the past two months. He received a medical discharge from the navy. Kenneth was in the naval reserves one and a half years.

Pfc. Keith Walker 1206438, F.M.F. Camp Pendleton, Oceanside CA. He has been spending leave with his family near Pleasant Hill left Saturday for St. Louis, from where he will return to his base for further assignment. He is the son of Smith Walker. He has finished his boot training and been assigned to the Motor Pool. He will appreciate letters from all his friends.

M. Sgt. Lester E. Ward, Jr. and family arrived here Thursday for a visit with relatives and friends in Missouri and Illinois. The Wards have been living at Moses Lake, Wash, where Sgt. Ward has been stationed. The family will remain here for the present as Sgt. Ward leaves for New York August 13 for over seas duty. There will be a picnic , dinner held in his honor at King j Park, Pittsfield, August 12. Everyone is welcome. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Bill Wease salesman at Floyd's Jewelry, leaves Sunday for active duty with the U. S. Air Forces. Bill enlisted recently and this week got his orders. He graduated from Pittsfield High school last spring, and since has been a full time member of Floyd's staff. He learned the jewelry business during part time work at Floyd's while completing his High school work. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice: Wm. Wease, employee at Floyd's Jewelry, received his call to report for service in the air corps and left here Monday evening for Jacksonville, where he will be assigned for train-ing. Harold Harshman left Tuesday morning for Jacksonville, to be assigned. Both boys enlisted several weeks ago and were waiting to be called.

Another Notice: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wease arrived here Friday evening from Hampton, Va., where Bill has been stationed since his enlistment in the Air Corps. Bill has a 15-day furlough and is then to be sent overseas, somewhere in the Pacific. His wife will stay here with relatives. Bill's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Foreman of Fort Madison, Iowa, spent the week end here. Bill is a former employee at Floyd's Jewelry.

Louis Weinant has finished his basic course of training at Camp Gordon, Ga., and on Thursday, he and his wife will leave for Ft. Monmouth, N.J., where he will be stationed for more training. Louis finished in the top 15% of his class and will now go to a radar school. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weinant.

Another Notice: Pvt. Louis D. Weinant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weinant of Pittsfield, who entered the armed forces January 9, took his basic training in the Army Signal Corps at Camp Gordon, Georgia. He has now been assigned to Radio Repair Service school for a six months course. His wife, who has been working in Alton, left Friday to join him. His address is Pvt-1 Louis D. Weinant, US 55205274, Stu. Co. 26 STR TSEESS, Camp Gordon Georgia.

Twenty-three young men left Pittsfield Friday morning at 6:30 to go to St. Louis for induction into the armed forces. Their names and addresses are as follows: Robert Ray Weir. Pleasant Hill; Charles Marion Orr, Hull; Dean Lee Bossarte, Griggsville; Roy D. Turbaugh, New Salem; Everett Lee Dolbeare, New Canton; Kenneth Gene Dougherty, Baylis; Richard Leon Edwards, Pleasant Hill; Harold Frederick Quincy, Barry; Robert Eugene Allen, Milton ;60rin Cortez Cooper, Jr., Rockport; Charles Leonard Jobe, Griggs-ville; Robert Samuel Cross, Nebo; Marcell William Baehr, New Salem, leader; Robert Lee Adams, Rockport; Harold Franklin Epley, Hull; David Clinton Colvin, Pearl; Harold Raymond Lawber, Griggsville; Floyd Arthur Coultas, Barry; Ralph Brenner Johnson, Pittsfield; Robert Gene Kattelman, Pittsfield; Ira Jackson Dyer, Jr., Pittsfield; Edgar Lee Lenneda Foster, New Canton; Donald Lee RobI inson, Pittsfield.

Pfc. Donald R. Wilder, US 55119371, 25th Repl. Co. Oper. 25th Div. APO 25, care PM San Francisco CA. Donald is the son of John and Stella Wilder who live north of Time. He is a cook and is stationed in Korea. He wrote that he uses 45 gallons of batter for a mess of flap jacks and scrambles 45 gallongs of eggs for breakfast. he also wrote that he met Hugh Galloway (Harrison Galloway's son), from South of Time the other day. Donald left the States July 5, 1951.

Sgt. John W. Willard, U.S. 6918150, 8108th A.V.H. Q. Dct., APO 719, San Francisco Calif. John is the son of Mrs. Mary Baughman and the late Troy Willard. He graduated from Pittsfield High school with the clasee of '39. He enlisted in the army in June of 1940, and was in Europe during WW II. The past, four years he has been in the South Pacific area. Has been in Okinawa and Korea with headquarters company with the training department. His last letter state that he would be home for Christmas.

Pfc. Bobby Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Williams arrived home Sunday for a short visit. He has been stationed at Fort Jackson, SC for the past three or four months. Prior to that he was stationed at Fort Custer, Mich. He is shipping clerk in the replacement division. Address is R.J. Williams, US 55156590, 8th Rep. Co., Ft. Jackson SC

Marine Pfc. Loyd J. Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Wilson of Baylis is stationed in Korea. He is with the First Battalion Machine Gun Co. of the Seventh Marines. He left the States on Dec. 14, sailing on the USNS Gen. Wm. Wiegel, spending his Christmas aboard ship. He landed at Japan Dec. 29, then on to Korea by Jan. 3, 1952. He enlisted in the Marines in April 1951. He received his boot training at San Diego CA, receivedhis combat and overseas training at Camp pendleton Oceanside CA where he had been stationed before leaving the States.

A dinner was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Euart, Vandalia MO, in honor of Mrs. Euart's brother, Pfc. Robert Dale Wilson of Jacksonville, IL who recently was returned from North Korea, after serving ten months in a tank battalion unit on the fighting lines of that rugged hill country. Pfc. Wilson is to report to Ft. Sheridan IL, March 3, for reassignment to duty. The dinner was also held in honor of Mrs. Euart's father, Robert J. Wilson, of Manchester IL and the other for her 8 year old nephew Johnnie Douglas Hayden of Pittsfield. Those present during the observance were; Pfc. Robert Dale Wilson, and Mr. and Mrs. Karl Hayden and children of Pittsfield, Mrs. Karl Hayden is also a sister of Pfc. Wilson. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Staff Sgt. John Winner, A.F. 16291457 Hqt. 13 A.F. Sqdrn, APO 74 care P.M. San Francisco CA. John has been in the service for the past four years.

Another Notice: Staff Sgt. John Winner left Wednesday for Edwards Air Force Base near Muroe CA, where he will probably be stationed until he is discharged from the service in August. John had just spent a 30 day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Winner.

Another Notice: Sgt. John Winner is in the army air corps and is located in the Philippine Islands at Clark Air Field. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Winner of this city and graduated from Pittsfield High school. He took his basic training at Lackland Air Base in Texas and is with the Headquarters Co. John likes to keep track of his Pittsfield friends so has his mother send him the Democrat-Times each week by air. (Contributed by Pat Ruble)

Another Notice:John Winner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Wanner, was scheduled to leave the Phillipines Feb. 29 to return home, but due to. cancellation orders he is now scheduled to leave March 20. John (will have been in the service four years next August.

Pvt. Jesse D. Yokem, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Yokem entered the service on Jan. 9, and is located at San Diego. He is married, his wife being the former Betty Kattelman of this city. His address 1269068 USMC, Plt. 30, 4th Recruit Training Bn., Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego 40, Calif.
Another Notice: Pvt. Jesse D. Yokem, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Yokem of this city, who entered the military service on January 9, is located at San Diego CA. He is married, his wife being the former Betty Katleman. His address is 1269068 USMC Plt 30 4th Rec. raining Bn. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego CA

Pfc. Merle E. Zumwalt is leaving Camp Polk LA soon to take part in "Operation Flash Burn" at Fort Bragg NC. Gene has been stationed at Camp Polk since entering training in April of 1953. He has been accompanied by his wife the former Dora Marie Bartlett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Bartlett of Griggsville. She will remain in Louisiana until he finished his trip. Then they will be stationed at Ft. Riley KS. This is the first training of his type in the States. They will have usage of atomic weapons and learn the method of protection. Camp Polk is to be closed by the last of June. Part of the boys are going to Ft. Riley and some to Texas.