With Those In The Service: July 20, 1944

July 20, 1944

Military Miscellany

Pvt. William C. Tomlinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Tomlinson, Jr., of Sykesville, has been assigned to the AAF Training Command Radio School at the Sioux Falls Army Air Field, Sioux Falls, S. D., for training as a radio operator-mechanic. Upon completion of a 20-week course, he will be fully trained to take his place as a member of a highly skilled bomber crew of the Army Air Forces.

Pvt. William S. Alexander, near Oakland, who in his school days sang in a quartet at Sykesville High with Philip Lee, George Ludwig and Jack Mullinix, is nearing the end of a nine weeks’ course in Artillery and Gunnery at U. S. Armored School, Fort Knox, Kentucky. He expects to be graduated on August 12th. Pvt. Alexander entered the service April 4, 1944. His address: Pvt. Wm. S. Alexander, 33851297, 1st. Co., 1st. Stn. regt. T. A. S., Fort Knox, Ky.

Pvt. James A. Stewart, former Sykesville barber, now with the chemical warfare service at Camp Carson, Colorado, is home on a 15-day furlough, his first since he entered the army in February. In order that Mrs. Stewart, a clerk in the local post-office, might have the week off with her soldier-husband, Postmaster Weer postponed his own vacation. Which, to this column, seems to discount the cynical theory that “the age of chivalry is dead.”

Awarded Purple Heart

Cpl. Philip S. Lee, Eldersburg, who sustained a schrapnel wound in the shoulder in France on Invasion Day, was awarded the Purple Heart medal on July 4th. By a happy coincidence, Phil met Pvt. Thomas Dixon, of Sykesville, who happened to be driving a truck for the hospital in England at which Cpl. Lee was recuperating. Phil writes home that he is getting along fine and was able to attend Church on July 9.

Virginia Lyons In WAVES

One of the e11 Maryland women to enter the WAVES last Thursday, Miss Virginia (Dina) Lyons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Lyons, of Sykesville, is receiving her recruit training at Hunter College, New York. Her address: Elma Virginia Lyons, A. S., Regt. 37, Bldg. R. b., Apt. B 32, U.S.N. Training Station (W. T.), Bronx, 63, New York.

Soldier Items

It is now “Sgt.” M. W. Carter, Command Dept., Section A. 611th, A. A. F. Base Unit, Eglin Field, Fla.

Pvt. Darrell Richardson, 33592500, inducted into the Army on June 30, has been assigned to: Co. D., 10th I. T. B., 3rd Platoon, Camp Wheeler, Ga.

Bernard Cook is attending a naval school in Florida. His address: Allen B. Cook, S. 2-c M (A) GA W10, N.A.T.T. Center, Jacksonville, Fla.

Pvt. Roland Duvall, of Fort Knox, Kentucky, was home on Sunday.

S. 2-c James T. Dearing is now stationed at: N. A. A. F., Box 66, Otis Field, Camp Edwards, Mass.

Pvt. William E. Hungerford, of Camp Walters, Texas, is home on a 15-day furlough.

From One of “The Boys”

“After being in the Army for 22 months, I sometimes wonder why I haven’t written to you sooner. My father, Mr. Eaton, sends me the Herald every week and I surely enjoy reading it. It really brings back old memories.

“I would appreciate it very much if you would send me the addresses of Warren Blizzard in India and Phil Lee in England.

“Tell Mr. Ed. Barnes at the pool room I said hello. Has anyone heard anything from his boy “Teddy?” Was sorry to read about Mr. and Mrs. Hood moving. I used to live next door to them and they were swell folks.

“Say hello to everyone for me. Hope to be seeing them all soon, as I expect to come home the last of August. ‘Ole’ S. H. S. will be a sight for sore eyes.” — Pvt. Charles E. Piehler, 13136139, Bq. Co. 7th A. I. B., A.P.O. 258, 8th A. D., Camp Polk, La.”

(Ed.–”Teddy,” Sgt. Leroy E. Barnes, is now serving with the liberating forces in France.)

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