With Those In The Service: August 9, 1945

August 9, 1945

Vincent Marriner Weds

Arnold Vincent Marriner, Petty Officer Third Class, U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Marriner, Flohrville, and Miss Mary Roberta Sheffey, Baltimore, were quietly married Wednesday evening at the Sykesville Methodist parsonage. The Rev. Lewis F. Ransom performed the ceremony at 8:30.

The bride, a Social Security employee in Baltimore since her graduation from high school two years ago, and whose home is in West Virginia, was attired in a navy blue and white dress, with a corsage of red roses. Kenneth Loper, Sykesville, friend of the groom, was the only attendant.

Marriner, who was graduated from Sykesville High School in 1943, has been in the navy sincE June of that year. After a brief furlough wedding trip, the groom will return to his ship and Mrs. Marriner will continue with her position in Baltimore.

Military Miscellany

Bernard Cook, stationed at the Naval Air Station at Norfolk, Va., was promoted last week to Third Class Petty Officer. Bernard spent the weekend with his wife and daughter here.

Following a month’s furlough, T. Sgt. James A. Stewart reported to Fort Meade on Wednesday for reassignment.

Pvt. P. Brooke Ridgley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Ridgley, is spending a 10-day furlough from Camp Gordon, Georgia. He is to report to Fort Meade on Aug. 12th.

2nd. Lt. Margaret C. Cooney, RFD 1, Sykesville, Md., was among a group of overseas veterans to arrive at the Debarkation Section of Madigan Hospital Center, Fort Lewis, Washington. She will be transferred to a hospital in the East, an Army release stated.

S. Sgt. Warren W. Blizzard, 22, of Sykesville, is now on duty with the Chinese Combat Command, the United States Army organization working in the field with the Chinese Army to increase their effectiveness against the Japanese Invaders. Blizzard arrived in China with the American 475th Infantry Regiment when most of that unit was flown from Burma by the Air Transport Command. He has been in the Army since March, 1943.

One of the public general laws recently enacted by the Maryland Legislature, permits service men home on leave to hunt without a license. The new laws, filling 9 1/2 columns, are published in this week’s Herald.

From France, where he has been stationed for a year, Lt. Edward T. Young telephoned his wife, the former Louise Bounds, and their 14-months’ old daughter, in Baltimore on last Saturday morning. Despite the vast distance between them, Mrs. Young said, they had no difficulty in hearing, the voices being perfectly clear.

Steuart Vaughn, RDM, 2-C USN, is home on leave wearing five battle stars on his overseas ribbons. His baby daughter, Carol Jean Vaughn, was batized last Sunday.

Pfc. Rippeon Takes Bride

Miss Naomi C. King, daughter of Mrs. Gorman King, York, Pa., and the late Mr. King, and Pfc. George W. Rippeon, on 30-day furlough after overseas duty, were married Thursday afternoon at one o’clock in the Centennial Memorial United Brethren church, Frederick. The bride wore an aqua street length dress with brown accessories and a corsage of pink roses and baby’s breath. She had, as her maid of honor, her cousin, Miss Catherine O. King, of Frederick, who wore pink with white accessories and a corsage of roses and baby’s breath. A reception was held at four o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray S. King, of Frederick, uncle and aunt of the bride.

The groom, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Reed Rippeon, of Woodbine, served in Italy with the Signal Corps of the Army Air Forces. He will report August 22 to Fort George G. Meade for reassignment and Mrs. Rippeon will

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