With Those In The Service: November 15, 1945

November 15, 1945

Memorial Service For Ph. M. 1-c Harry Pickett

A memorial service for Harry Lewis Pickett, Pharmacists’ Mate, First Class, who was lost at sea, will be held on Sunday, November 18th, at 3 o’clock, at Ebenezer Church, Winfield. The services will be conducted by Dr. John Link and Rev. Clyde Schaeffer. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Soldier Return

After 25 months overseas, Pfc. Otis Harding, former local barber and post office clerk, arrived in Sykesville on Tuesday evening. He expected to be discharged today (Thursday) at Fort Meade.

In the Army for two years and eight months, having been inducted on March 19, 1943, Otis served in England, France, Belgium and Germany. He has the E.T.O. service ribbon and the Good Conduct and Victory medals.

Another Sykesville soldier to return home this week from overseas was Pvt. Thomas M. Dixon Tom served with the 684th General Hospital in England.

Sgt. Stone Discharged

S. Sgt. Thomas Brightwell Stone, 44th Signal Company, was discharged Nov. 1, 1945. He saw service in the Rhineland, Northern France and Central Europe. He has the American and Euro-African-Middle Eastern service ribbons, the Bronze Star, Good Conduct and Victory medals, and three Bronze service stars.

Stationed In Hawaiian Islands

Cpl. Lawrence D. Merryman is presently assigned to duty on Kahuku Army Air Base, Oahu, Hawiian Islands, with a squadron that administered and maintained that field for the original 7th Air Force during their final overseas training for operation in the Pacific area.

A former employee of the Melville Wool Compant, Cpl. Merryman has been in the service since March 1943. He arrived overseas in August 1944 and now has 43 discharge points. His wife, the former Mary G. Smith, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Merryman, live on R.F.D. 1, Sykesville.

Weds English Girl

Harvey Lee Condon, B.M. 2-c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Condon, of Woodbine, has received and honorable discharge from the Navy and is home after 28 months’ overseas. He married Miss Joan Bray, of Plymouth, England, while stationed near there on duty at a land base. Mrs. Condon will come to Maryland as soon as passage is available.

Military Miscellany

Edgar Currens, Jr., Catonsville, recently discharged from the Navy, spent the weekend at his father’s home here.

Machinist’s Mate 2-c John T. Scott, Jr., who served om Iwo Jima for nine months, is home on 30 day leave.

Cpl. Martin Keller, who recently was discharged from the Army after nearly four  years of service, has re-enlisted for three years in the Air Corps, European theatre.

Cpl. Wallace V. Brown, who has been serving somewhere in the Pacific since the first of the year, has been promoted to Sergeant. He recently met his cousin, Carroll Ellrich, of Hamilton, of the Navy, who entered service about the same time, and they enjoyed a fine time together.

Pvt. Arthur Peugh, who was stationed at Indian Town Gap, Pa., has been transferred to Camp Lee, Va., to complete his training.

Pfc. Joseph W. Monoghan, 862095, former Strawbridge boy, is now stationed at Pearl Harbor. His address: Co. C. Repl. Bn. Trans. Center, F.M.F. Pac., % Fleet P. O., San Francisco, Calif.


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