With Those In The Service: December 13, 1945

December 13, 1945

Navy Men Discharged

Local Navy men discharged from the service in time to be home for Christmas include: Marvin Lee Forthman, Charles R. Kilgore, John W. Williams, Clarence L. R. Davis and Alvin B. Binau, all of Sykesville.

Gunner’s Mate 1-c Gordon Ray Mullican, who made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hobbs and was probably the first from this community to join the Navy when Uncle Sam began building a two ocean fleet, was discharged on December 8, 1945, after serving since September 1940. Stationed first on a tanker and then on a L. S. T., Ray said he had been all over the world — to Africa, Europe, South America, Australia and finally Japan. He plans to enter Spartan’s College of Aeronautics, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Sp. (A) 1-c Whitney B. McCrea, husband of Mrs. Regina McCrea, Sykesville, has been discharged at Memphis, Tenn., after 37 months of naval service.

S. 2-c Ira Sichelman, former Sykesville movie proprietor, is at Bainbridge for the final steps in being “reconverted” into a civilian. He served in the Pacific for two years.

Military Miscellany

Pfc. Marvin S. Trott, is at home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Trott, having been discharged from the Army on December 9. Inducted DFeb. 9, 1943, he served for two years and 10 months accumulated 75 points.

Trott went overseas in February 1944 and served with the 152nd Armored Signal Company in Southern France, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. His decorations include the Good Conduct medal, American theatre ribbon, European-Africa-Middle Eastern theatre ribbon, five battle stars and the World War II Victory Ribbon.

His discharge from the Army within a few days was expected by Sgt. Alfred Glass, who came home this week from the European area.

Discharged from the Army on December 4, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was Pvt. Shriver E. Pickett, Jr., of Sykesville.

Serving In Manila

MANILA — With the 785th Tank Battalion serving in Manila is T.4 Apphonse Guldry, cook and baker of Company D, which unit is engaged in the administration of public utilities here. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leopaut Guldry of Sykesville, Md. His wife, Loretta, is also of Sykesville. Before entering the Army, he was graduated from Abbeville High School, Abbeville, La.

Guldry entered the service in February, 1943, at Camp Beauregard, La. He was sent to Fort Knox, Ky., for assignment with the 785th Tank Battalion. He participated in the Tennessee Maneuvers and took Infantry Training at Camp Carson, Colo. The battalion came overseas in July, 1945.

He wears the Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon.

“Give To A Yank Who Gave”

“Give a Gift to a Yank Who Gave. A hospital bed, even at its best, is the loneliest place in the world at Christmas time.”

That is the theme of a national program to provide Christmas gifts for veterans in government hospitals.

In this area, Carroll Post No.  31. American Legion, has been designated as the collection agency for gift packages. Gifts of cash, books, stationary, toiletries, things to wear, etc., may be left with any legionnaire.

Gifts provided by people of this area will be forwarded to men confined to hospital beds at Perry Point, Fort Howard, Marine Hospital and Walter Reed.


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