With Those In The Service: April 19, 1945

April 19, 1945

Military Miscellany

When his mail caught up with him recently, S. Sgt. Marvin E. Hush, now in the Philippines, received a batch of 85 letters at one time.

Cpl. James B. Naurot, son of Mrs. Alveria Mueller, of Sykesville, is at the Navy Receiving Hospital, San Francisco, recovering from wounds in the chest and hand sustained on Iwo Jima February 24. He telephoned his mother from the West Coast hospital on Sunday evening.Fireman 1-c Malcolm E. Burman, Jr., of the Merchant Marine, returned this week from a trip to England and Belgium, to spend a furlough at home. While here, the Herald’s military editor is reliably informed, Malcolm will acquire a new commanding officer. She’s Miss Margaret Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Young, of Randallstown.

Varied Are The Works Of A Chaplain

For the most part, the address by Chaplain Karl B. Justus before the Sykesville Rotary Club on Tuesday night was, and rightly so, a serious and thought-provoking sermon. But it contained some lighter passages. For instance, in telling of his experience aboard the ship in the Pacific serving men of various faiths and creeds, he said: “I was even asked one day by a Jewish mess boy to write a letter of proposal to his girl in San Francisco. And, by golly, she accepted!”

Chaplain Justus is now stationed at the District’s Chaplain’s Office in New York City. It fell his lot to prepare and to deliver over a New York radio station Saturday afternoon the Third Naval District’s tribute to the late President Roosevelt.

Pfc. Ellwood Hawkins With Army Show In Philippines

Information was recently received by Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Hawkins, of Sykesville, that their son Pfc. Louis Ellwood Hawkins, with “This is The Army,” having been overseas for the past eighteen months, is now in the Philippine Islands, and is enjoying good health. Since there, it has been his pleasure to have met some of his former friends and college mates, including Majors Stanford Hoff and John Reilanider, also Theodore Woodward and Calvin DeHaven, both in army service, and all being former residents of Westminster.

Pfc. Hawkins was honored in giving the first solo rendition of Irvin Berlin’s late song, “Heaven Watch The Philippines,” while playing in the Islands.

It is interesting to note that Carroll County’s two young vocal artists, Pfc. Hawkins and earl Lippy have made the long journey together, with the Army Show. Together they send greetings to all friends back home.

Soldier Items

Col. Richard Chipley, recently assigned overseas, has arrived safely in France, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Chipley, have been informed.

Pvt. J. Richard Gardner, Fort McClellan, Alabama, is spending a furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Gardner.

Pvt. Donald E. Beck, of Fort McClellan, Alabama, arrived Wednesday for a seven-day furlough.

Pfc. James C. Forsyth, Jr., recently was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for helping to construct an antitank mine barrier while under heavy enemy fire. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Forsyth, Sr., Cooksville. Pfc. Forsyth worked long hours despite heavy enemy fire to help construct an antitank mine barrier. With his untiring efforts the construction of the barrier was finally completed covering the frontage of their battalion. He is with the 102nd Infantry Division somewhere in Germany.

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