With Those In The Service: August 3, 1944

August 3, 1944

Military Miscellany

Capt. R. K. Barnes, who has been stationed in the Hawaiian Islands, telephoned from California Wednesday that he was coming home on furlough by plane.

Aviation Machinists Mate 2-c John W. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Liberty Road, has returned to the Naval Training Station at Grosse Ile, Michigan, after a nine-day furlough.

The Navy is training former grocer Bernard Cook to be an aviation electrician. He expects to complete a five-month course in December. His address: Allen Bernard Cook 2-c, 4 M(A) in Bks. 74, N.A.T.T. Center, Jacksonville, Florida.

Cpl. Raymond Lorraine Arrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Arrington, is home from the army air base at Great Bond, Kansas, on a 15-day furlough.

Marines of the heroic First Division, home from the fighting in the South Pacific, have been feted this week in Baltimore. Among them was Col. Kenneth Alguire Lalime, of Oakland Mills.

Vet of Two Invasions Home

Aerographers Mate First Class Charles Berry, of the Navy, recently returned from overseas, and his wife, the former Ethel Melville Barnes, have been spending several days in Sykesville. Berry participated in the invasions of Salerno and Normandy and was cited for bravery at Salerno. He will be stationed at Norfolk, where Mrs. Henry plants to spend the month of August with him.

At Sea With Merchant Marine

Out as a cadet-midshipman as result of an eye infection that interrupted studies that would have qualified him as an engineering officer, Malcolm E. Burman, Jr., has done the next best thing by qualifying as an electrician’s mate second class in the Merchant Marine and is now at sea, having shipped out of New Orleans. An operation on his right eye was successfully performed three weeks ago at the Marine Hospital in New Orleans.

Soldier Items

Capt. W. Warfield Ridgely, 403rd Base Unit, Geiger Field, Washington State, arrived by plane last Friday for a week’s furlough. Accompanied by his wife, he plans to return to Spokane by automobile.

William R. Cooper, 17, of Sykesville, has enlisted in the Navy and is now in “boot” training at Bainbridge, Md. He was a member of the Sykesville Boy Scouts, Fox Patrol, Troop 381.

Mrs. William C. Pannill left Saturday to join her husband in Miami Florida. T.-Sgt. W. C. Pannill is attached to the Ferrying Division of the Air Transport Command and has just returned to the States. He has been on seven foreign trips, taking him to every part of the globe.

Pvt. Michael Lee Hanigan, of West Friendship, has just completed basic training at Camp Blanding, Fla., and is spending a ten-day furlough with his mother and his wife’s family. Pvt. Hanigan and his wife, the former Ruth Burdette of Gaither, arrived home July 26. He will leave Sunday to report to a camp in Alabama. Mrs. Hanigan plans to join him later.

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