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Korean War Era News

3 Recruits Accepted
Three Army enlistees tentatively accepted at the local recruiting office in the Post Office, passed examinations at Canton Tuesday and were sent to Fort Knox, Ky., for basic training. They are Robert F. Chandler, 1429 Dresden Ave., and Raymond H. Boso and John E. McDougle, both of LaCroft.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 26,1950]

Corporal Earl Cronin of Camp Carson, Colo., is spending a 14-day furlough with his mother, Mrs. Eva Cronin. Other guests at the Cronin home over the weekend were her children, Mrs. Helen Napor of Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cronin and daughter, Mary Evelyn, of New Castle, Mrs. William Sanford and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hamilton and daughters, Barbara and Beverly of Wellsville, and Mrs. William Young and children of Hammondsville.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 26,1950]

Private First Class George M. Donaldson of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point is spending a five-day delay en route with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. George K. Donaldson of Aten Ave. He is a member of a division and will report to Camp Stoneman, Calif., for shipment overseas
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 24,1950]

Soldier Ends Foreign Furlough
Corporal Robert Freed Jr. has returned to duty in Berlin with an ordnance service company after spending a 30-day furlough in Rome, Paris, and Berne, Switzerland. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Freed, 300 East Second St.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 27,1950]

Local Soldier Sails
Corporal Keith E. Gilkinson, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Goff Gilkinson of Westfield, is on his way to the far Eastern Theater with a unit of Second Infantry Division, he phoned his parents Monday night from Ft. Lewis, Wash. He spent furlough home about a month ago after completing 15 months on Guam. He enlisted in June, 1948
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 18, 1950]

Corporal Robert Glover has returned to Fort Sill, Okla., after a 20-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glover of Buckeye Ave.
]Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 24.1950]

Wounded, Not 'Missing'
WEIRTON, July 27-- Thomas Bill Jones, 20, previously reported as missing in action in Korea, was wounded and is now in a hospital in Japan, his family of near-by Colilers have been informed by the Defense Department.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 27, 1950.]

Soldier Studies Metal Work
Private (1 C) Richard P. Meredith, son of Mrs. Carl Garn of Station A, is enrolled in a 16 week specialized course in sheet metal work at the Chanute Air Force Base at Rantoul, Ill. Upon completion, he will be re-assigned to another base for advance training. He attended East Liverpool High School and enlisted in the Air Force six months ago.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 26,1950]

Soldier Finishes Course
Private (1c) Robert E. Silverthorn, son of Clifford Silverthorn of Westfield, has been graduated from the Ordnance Automotive School, at the Atlanta (Ga.) General Depot, following completion of a sheet metal course. He re-enlisted in the Army for his third hitch July 22, 1948, after serving in both the European and South Pacific theaters during World War II.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, August 1, 1950]

Seaman In Amphibious Test
Seaman Richard L. Waite, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Waite, 241 Virginia Ave., Chester, is a crew member of the communications ship. Mt. Olympus engaged in amphibious maneuvers off Little Creek, Va. A former Chester High School student, Seaman Waite enlisted in October 1947.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 28, 1950]


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