With Those In The Service: February 15, 1945

February 15, 1945

Soldier Items

Bringing the wounded back from overseas to hospitals is the job of Pfc. Norman R. Pickett, who is attached to a hospital unit on a transport plane. When last heard from recently, he was in Hawaii.

For placing first in his platoon and one of four highest in his company, recently inducted Pvt. Donald Beck, Camp McClellan, Ala. has been the acting sergeant of his company.

Pvt. Richard G. Melville, Camp Maxey, Texas, is spending a few days with his family at Oakland Mills. He was the guest of his father, J. Graham Melville, at the meeting of the Sykesville Rotary Club on tuesday night.

Military Miscellany

A. M. 3-c James T. Dearing was home for a few days this week, en-route from the Naval Air technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma, where he just completed a five-week course, to his station in Massachusetts.

S. 2-c Granville E. Merryman has returned to Bainbridge, Md., after spending nine days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Merryman, Oakland Mills.

Chaplain Karl B. Justus, of the Third Naval District’s Chaplain’s Office in New York City, is acquiring experience as a radio speaker. Last Sunday night he appeared on a nation=wide hook up on the “We, The People” program.

Pvt. Carl A. Mielke, in the Air Corps one year on Feb 8, has returned to Marianna, Florida, after having an emergency furlough to attend the joint memorial service for his brother, Julius E. Mielke who was killed in Germany, and his brother-in-law, Robert E. Knauff, killed in Belgium. Carl’s youngest brother, Vernon W. Mielke, reported at New Cumberland, (Pa.) Reception Center last Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Rehearsing Cantata

The Parish Choir of the Patapsco Freedom Methodist Charge under the direction of the minister, Rev. James A. Richards, is preparing to sing the well known Easter Cantata by John Stainer, “The Crucifixion.” Performances will be given in the Wesley-Freedom Church on Holy Thursday evening at 3 o’clock, and in the Calvary Church, Gamber, on Easter Sunday night at 3 o’clock. The Choir, consisting of 60 local voices augmented by visiting soloists, will also present the program elsewhere according to the pr

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