With Those In The Service: November 11, 1943

November 11, 1943

Pvt. Arthur W. Stem, Jr., of Hammer Field, Fresno, California, has been spending a furlough at his home here. He has been transferred to Fort Lawton, Seattle, Washington.

S. 2-C Milton (Monk) Brandenburg, who recently completed his basic training in Rhode Island with the Seabees, Uncle Sam’s naval construction battalions, left Tuesday after a furlough here for the West Coast. He expects to be away for a year.

Pvt. George A. Brown, A.S.N. 335, -655385, is now receiving his mail at: Co. “E”. 143rd Inf., A.P.O. 36; %Postmaster, New York, N.Y. Which means one thing; he’s overseas. Good luck, fellow!

Pvt. Calvin C. Conaway, who in his year or so in the Army, has been stationed at more camps in this country than he remembers, is back at Meade. His address: A.S.N. 33564018, Co. B, 25 Bn.; 7th Repl. Regt.; A.G.F.R.D.1; Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Out “where all the time is summer and the flowers never die” is Pvt. Claudius R. (Rogers) Hall, Jr., USMCR, who new address follows: Plt. 885, N.D.M.C.B, San Diego, 41, Calif.

Sgt. William A. Arrington, Jr., of Fort Jackson, S.C., spent the weekend with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Arrington. His sister, Anne, has scarlet rash.

Now doing much the same work in the army that he used to do at Springfield Hospital, Pfc. Vernon (Bill) Bennett writes in an interesting manner to Happy Keeny. Bill looks eagerly each week for his Herald and news from the home town. A card or letter will reach him at: A.S.N. 33565498, Deshon General Hospital, D.M.D., Butler, Pa.

Strawbridge Boys

Pvt. Joe Monaghan and Sailor Donald Stonebraker were home on weekend leaves. Joe, his basic training at Parris Island, S.C., finished, is now at the Marine base at Quantico, Va. Donald is studying at Bainbridge, Md., to become a naval pharmacist’s mate.

Pvt. Clarence Hamilton, who suffered eight attacks of malaria while stationed on Guadalcanal, is now at Camp Hand, Calif., and soon will receive an honorable discharge from the Army.

They Want Mail!

Capt. Leopold M. Hays, former minister of near Mt. Airy who once spoke very entertainingly before Sykesville young adults at St. Paul’s, now an army censor writes:

“I often feel very depressed after censoring several hundred letters to read how the men beg for news from home.”

So keep writing the boys and girls in uniform, folks. (Memo to the editor from himself: How about practicing what you preach and getting that long overdue letter off to Chaplain Justus?)

Soldiers’ Xmas Cards, 3c Stamp

The War Department recently advised that, in order to reach soldiers overseas, Christmas cards should be sent as first class mail in sealed envelopes NOW. Comes an announcement from Postmaster Weer at the local mailing house, that some folks are sending the soldier’s Christmas cards in envelopes carrying a 1 ½ cent stamp instead of the required 3 cents for a first-class letter. The 1 ½ centers eventually may get there, but when? Speed your soldier’s Christmas card on its way with a 3 cent stamp.

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