With Those In The Service: December 14, 1944

December 14, 1944

Nephew Killed

Lt. Douglas P. Campbell, nephew of Walter E. Sayer, of Sykesville, died November 20 from wounds received in action on the previous day, the War Department has announced. Lt. Campbell, who leaves wife at Owings Mills, was with General Patton’s Third Army in Metz, France.

Soldier Items

Promoted to Corporal has been James Conaway of the Army Air Corps, at Avon, Fla. In the hospital for several months following a training plane crack-up, James recently returned to his company.

Five local boys–George Samuel Hush, John Joseph Smith, Russell Elsworth Egolf, Donald Ebbert Beck and James Richard Gardner–left Monday to enter the service.

S. 1-c Ira Sichelman, former Sykesville movie proprietor, V-mails holiday greetings from the South Pacific.

Work or Fight

In the face of war production shortages caused by many persons leaving war jobs to return to “peace-time” employment, U. S. Manpower and Selective Service officials this week served a work-or-fight notice on men in the 26-37 age group. Men in this bracket, few of whom have been drafted in recent months, are to be called for induction unless engaged in work essential to the war effort.

Military Miscellany

Service boys home on furloughs this week include Pvt. William Tomlinson, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Petty Officer 3-c Vincent Marriner, of the Navy; and Pfc. Middleton Phelps, Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

Because they do not like it to come to the District Chaplain’s Office, personal mail for Chaplain Karl B. Justus Lt. USNR, should be sent to: W. 34th St., New York, 1, N. Y.

The address of WAC Pvt. Harriett J. Smith, A320942 is: Co. 4, 20th Regt., 3rd WAC Tog. Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

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