With Those In The Service: July 12, 1945

July 12, 1945

Military Miscellany

Among the vast naval and air forces that combined to give Tokyo “the works” this week was the battleship Massachusetts. Lee Forthman, former Sykesville feed dealer, is aboard that giant ship. Incidentally, Lee is so interested in home town news that his wife sends him the Herald each week by air mail–at a postage cost of 22 cents. In this way he gets the paper within two weeks.

A Sykesville sailor, S. Eugene Morris, attends Divine Services aboard ship regularly and on June 24 was present at Holy Communion, according to a letter received by Rev. Lewis F. Ransom, local Methodist minister, from the Chaplain of the USS Hancock in the Pacific.

Served On The “Trigger”

There were those in Sykesville who read with particular distress the other day the Navy’s announcement that the submarine Trigger, with a crew of 85 officers and men, was overdue from patrol and presumed lost. For they knew that Earl Wineberg, son of Mrs. C. R. Wineberg, had been serving on that gallant underseas craft which won the Presidential unit citation for outstanding combat performance during her fifth, sixth and seventh war patrols. Fortunately, however, Earl was transferred from the Trigger in April and is now serving as an instructor in California.

Soldier Items

S-Sgt. Edwin W. Haugh is home on furlough after being released from a German prison camp. He was taken prisoner last July and released nine months later.

Three servicemen were guests Tuesday night at the weekly dinner-meeting at the Sykesville Rotary Club–Lt. Comdr. Charles A. Mohls and Lt. David Donovan, Navy, and Sgt. Joshua F. Barnes, Army.

Among Maryland soldiers released from prison camps inside Germany and recently cleared through a French port enroute home for a 60-day furlough was S. Sgt. George A. Jenkins, Route 2, Sykesville. After his furlough, he is to report to an Army distribution center for reassignment or discharge from the service.

And He Still Does

In the interest of war bond sales, Cesar Romero, former movie star now serving in the U. S. Coast Guard, appeared last week in person at a Baltimore theatre. The lanky South American dancer participated in the invasions of Siapan and Tintan. “I used to think” said Romero, “that I had a nice job in Hollywood, making love to such stars as Betty Grable, Carole Landis and Alice Faye. But since being in the service, I’ve had occasion to do some serious thinking–and, I still think it’s a damned nice job and I’m for finishing this war and getting back there as soon as possible!”

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