With Those In The Service: December 28, 1944

December 28, 1944

Military Miscellany

Long delayed mail has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barnes from their youngest son, S. Sgt. LeRoy “Ted” Barnes, who is still somewhere in France.

Pvt. Richard Gardner, Russell Egolf and George Hush, have been transferred from New Cumberland, Pa., to Fort McClellan, Alabama, where they will receive their 17 weeks’ basic training.

Pvt. Harry F. Evans, Jr., who trained for the infantry at Camp Croft, S. C., is now receiving his mail in care of the postmaster at New York.

Robert Barnes, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barnes was inducted in to the Navy on December 11. Due to his previous naval training, he was entered at Bainbridge as Apprentice Petty Officer.

Address of recently-inducted Pvt. Donald E. Beck, 33958780, is: Co. B, 21st S.T. Bn., L.R.T.C., Fort McClellan, Alabama.

Pvt. Arthur W. Hush has been transferred to Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. Pvt. Ralph T. Mullinix, Camp Swift, Texas, now has a postmaster, New York, address.

Lest We Forget

Ten members of the local church, serving in the War, were remembered in a Christmas Eve service at Springfield Presbyterian Church. As a lighted candle for each was placed on a cross and the congregation paused in silent prayer, the minister intoned the names and places of service of the following:

S. 1-c Edgar Currens, Philippines.

Capt. Margaret Currens, Australia.

Capt. Seton Waesche, France.

S. Sgt. Douglas Waesche, Nebraska.

P. O. 1-c Howard Warfield, Jr., California.

Ensign Braach Warfield, Massachusetts.

Pvt. William Tomlinson, Missouri.

S.F.M. 3-c William Wilcox, Atlantic.

Pvt. Edward Piehler, European area.

Pvt. Donald Clarke, Virginia.

Home For The Holidays

Cadet-Midshipman Russell Hughes, of King’s Point, N. Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Hughes, was home for the holidays, making the season a happy one for a certain telephone operator.

S. 2-c John Morris, Bainbridge, was home from Monday until Friday of this week.

Just back in this country after nearly a year overseas, Sailor William Wilcox surprised his folks by dropping in for Christmas. He wishes this column to express the thanks he didn’t have time to, for remembrances by friends in the home town.

Marine Pfc. Edward Thomas, Cherry Point, N. C., was home for the holidays.

“The Army doesn’t have anything like this in Florida,” said Cpl. Richard Chipley, shoveling sleet off the roof while home on furlough.

Spar Finishes Basic Course

SPAR Elsie Jefferson, daughter of Captain and Mrs. H. C. Jefferson, Raincliffe Farm, Sykesville, Md., has graduated from the indoctrination course at the U. S. Coast Guard Training Station. Palm Beach, Florida, and has advanced to Seaman 2c. She will continue her studies at the Palm Beach Station in General Office Training, SPAR Jefferson has two sisters in the service, Lt. (jg) Grace Muriel Jefferson of the WAVES, and Pfc. Margaret Jefferson Coker, Marine Corps. Her brother, Lt. (jg) Donald Jefferson, is with the Merchant Marines.

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