With Those In The Service: July 19. 1945

July 19, 1945

Military Miscellany

Navy Ensign Branch Warfield is now stationed on Guam.

Sgt. Robert f. Frampton arrived at Fort Meade from the European area this week and was given a 30-day furlough.

Dr. Harry Fickler, Washington, who has purchased the Meadows’ pharmacy and promises to give Sykesville a modern drug store, served for 1 1/2 years in this war as a Purser Pharmacist’s Mate in the U.S. Merchant Marine.

Lt.-Col. Joseph Herbert Paul, one of five sons of the Rev. G. W. Paul, of Marriottsville, in the service, has been appointed executive officer of the newly-formed First Troop Carrier Command combat crew training base at Blytheville, Arkansas. As a flying officer, now rated senior pilot, Col. Paul was stationed in New Guinea, earlier in the war. He has flown all types of cargo aircraft, principally the famous C-47.

Bronze Star to S. Sgt. Beall

Staff Sergeant Edwin H. Beall, at Gaither, who has been in the Army for 3 1/2 years and has been overseas for 2 1/2 years of that time, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in France and Germany, and is enroute home. The local soldier, attached to the 57th Signal Battalion, has 100 points and is eligible for discharge. Stated the citation accompanying the Bronze Star:

“S. Sgt. Beall performed his duties as chief of the wire maintenance team in a superior manner. On several occasions he repaired wire circuits which were under enemy observation and shellfire. He performed these duties with calm efficiency and courage. S. Sgt. Beall’s ability, courage and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.”

It Rains In England, He Says

Under date of July 5, Pfc. Thomas M. Dixon writes from England:

“I wish to thank you or whoever is responsible for sending me the hometown paper. It is a great pleasure to receive the same when one is so far away. I have been in England for about 16 months and have received the paper almost every week. There is nothing like reading the home-town news.

“I received the track driver’s badge last September and was promoted to private first class on January 15, 1945. The first of July 1 received the Good Conduct ribbon and the E.T.O. service ribbon.

“As for England, it isn’t so bad– until you get up some morning and find the fog so thick you have to crawl to the mess hall. It rains 300 days out of 365. Other than that, it is a good country and very pretty at this time of the year.”

(Editor’s note–As for that last paragraph, Tom, you “don’t know nuthin’.” They heavy and incessant rains we had here this week would probably have washed away the British Isles.)

Medals? Sgt. Bandorick Has ‘em

Recently returned from overseas, after serving a year in Italy, France, England, Germany and Austria, 1st Sgt. William Bandorick is home on a 30-day furlough, after which he is to report to Camp Bulner, N. C., for reassignment. The veteran infantryman, who has been in the Army for 17 years and served through some of the fiercest campaigns in the European war, was awarded numerous decorations. These include the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, three Battle Stars, Presidential Unit citation, Good Conduct Medal and Infantry Combat Badge. He has three service ribbons–European Theatre, American Defense and American Theatre.

Honorably Discharged

With 119 points, Technician Third Grade Harry F. Green, R.  2. Sykesville, was honorably discharged on June 29. He served with the Headquarters Batter, 110th Field Artillery Battalion and participated in three battles–Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland. He has the Bronze Star medal, Good Conduct medal, American Defense service medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern service medal with one Bronze Arrowhead.

Pfc. Stanley G. Parks, Sykesville, inducted into the Army on August 18, 1944, has received a medical discharge and is back in civilian life. He was in the hospital for several months, suffering from rheumatic fever.

Ellsworth A. Shipley, of the Navy, with his wife and son, of Wyoming, Delaware, recently visited his mother, Mrs. Ada A. Shipley, of Gaither.

A. S. James B. Noyes, in training at Davisville, Rhode Island, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Noyes, Liberty Road.

S. 1-c A. Bernard Cook spent last weekend at his home here. He is still stationed at Norfolk, Va.

Lt. Stromberg Killed

This column’s earnest regrets are extended to a fellow publisher, P. G. Stromberg of Ellicott city, whose son, Lt. Paul Griffith Stromberg, Jr., Army Air Forces, has been reported killed in action.

Soldier Items

Sgt. Edward L. Thomas U.S. Marines, has been promoted to Staff Sergeant. He expects to “ship out” into the Pacific soon.

For braving enemy artillery fire to lay important communication lines during a military operation in Germany, S. Sgt Irvin A. Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Smyser Wilson, Kingsley, Iowa, has been awarded the Bronze Star. Grandson of the late William Wilson, he worked with the M. F. Arrington telephone line construction company for about a year and has numerous relatives and friends here.

Pfc. Albert E. Vaughn, formerly of Sykesville, has been transferred from the Ninth Army to the Third Army Medical Corps and will be stationed in Germany for about a year. He has been through three battles–the Roer, Rhine and the Elbe. He wishes to thank Sykesville High School for the nice letter he received from them.

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Tim Roop June 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Just found your site by typing my uncle “Harry Green”. Didn’t realize he had 119 points. I did know that he, his brother “David” and John Boose were all in the 110th Field Artillery, 29th Division. Today, 70 years ago, Harry and the others started landing on Omaha Beach.


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