With Those In The Service: June 14, 1945

June 14, 1945

Lt.-Comdr. Kohls

After 35 years in the Navy, Lt.-Comdr. Charles A. Kohla comes home tomorrow (June 15), and this time he hopes his active service for Uncle Sam is over.

Kohls, who joined the Navy as a youth joined the Navy as a youth and saw action aboard a destroyer that was torpedoed in World War 1, was retired once before–after 30 years of service–with the rank, at that time, of Lieutenant.

Then came World War II and the United States plunged into the job of quickly building the greatest navy in the world. Naval men of experience were vitally needed and Lt. Kohls was recalled for service.

He didn’t go to sea this time, but the great naval base at Norfolk, Va., where he was stationed, he helped with the training of many other, younger men who went forth to man the greatly-expanded U. S. fleets.

He retires now with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, a no mean accomplishment for one who entered the Navy as a “boot.” After serving his country well for 3 decades and through two wars, he returns, tomorrow, with his wife, to live in retirement at the Kohls home in Sykesville.

Military Miscellany

Home for 30 days after 20 months’ service in England, Cpl. C. J. Meadows, radio maintenance, 8th Air Force, spent several days with his father, Dr. C. J. Meadows. The local druggist has two other sons in the service–Sgt. John F. Meadows, veteran of four years in the Army, now stationed at Camp Blanding, Fla., and Cpl. Eugene Meadows, in France.

Chief Machinist’s Mate Carl M. Pickett is home on a 30-day leave, dividing his time with his wife, who makes her home with her father, Mr. Meryl Yohn, near Westminster, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pickett, Woodbine. Carl has been in the Pacific and on June 22 is to report to Philadelphia for re-assignment. He attended the recent graduation exercises of Sykesville High School, his brother, Richard B. Pickett, being due of the graduates. Carl has another brother, Pfc. Norman R. Pickett, with an army transport plane in Hawaii. Still another brother, Haynard L. Pickett, is to enter the service on June 21.

Soldier Items

S. Sgt. Reginald Arrington, U. S. Marines, son of Mrs. Mildred V. Arrington on Sykesville, and a veteran of the jungle fighting in the islands of the South Pacific, is home on a well-earned furlough. He spent several days of last week with Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Harp, Oakland road.

With 124, points to his credit, Pfc. Edward Henderson, of the 29th Infantry Division, was expected to receive his discharge from the Army at Fort Meade this week. He has been overseas for 33 mont

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