With Those In The Service: March 30, 1944

March 30, 1944

Military Miscellany

Capt. J.R. Jensen, former Sykesville physician, is now with a U.S. Army medical corps unit “somewhere in New Guinea.” His address, which cannot be published, may be obtained at the Herald office.

Ruth Bennett Buettner, daughter of Lt.-Col. and Mrs. Henry Buettner, of Fort Benning, Ga., has received her commission as Ensign in the WAVES and is stationed at the Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida. Miss Buettner is a niece of Mrs. John T. Scott, of Sykesville.

Pvt. Carleton Grimm, who serves his country sorting thousands of letters daily in the Army Postoffice in New York, returned to his station on Tuesday, after a week’s furlough with relatives in Sykesville and Mt. Airy.

Lt. Margaret Currens, an Army nurse serving in Australia, asks this column to convey her thanks to hometown friends for the cards she has been receiving lately.

Delighted with the work, 2nd Lieut. Betty DeVries, of the U.S. Army Nursing Corps, is serving somewhere in England. She is the daughter of Mrs. Dorsey Downey, of Olney, and the late William DeVries, of Sykesville.

Lost In North Atlantic

Lost in the North Atlantic when the ammunition ship, USS Leopold, went down recently while enroute to Europe in a convoy, was Coast Guardsman Lee W. Davis, 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Davis, of Woodlawn. The Navy lists him as “missing in action.” In the service for two years, young Davis was making his first trip across, when his ship either struck a mine or was hit by a torpedo. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Dorsey, of Sykesville.

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