With Those In The Service: November 2, 1944

November 2, 1944

George Leakins Recovering

How Pfc. George Leakins, recently wounded in Germany, is progressing is told in this V-letter from the chaplain of an army hospital in England to the local soldier’s mother.

Dear Mrs. Leakins:

I am writing for your son, George, who now is a patient in our hospital. He is getting along all right and asks you not to worry. He is in good hands and getting the best of treatment. May I assure you that I will do all possible for your son. He is in good spirits and hopes to be well soon.

Very sincerely yours,
ERNEST G. NELSON
Chaplain (Capt,) USA.

Friends who would help George on the road to recovery with a letter may obtain his address from members of the family or at the Herald office.

Military Miscellany

The three Navy children of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rehbein are now stationed at various points in New York State. Andrew J., in the final states of officer’s training, is at Fort Schuyler for four months; Mary Ellen, is receiving basic training in the WAVES at Hunter College, the Bronx; and Chief Petty Officer George W., has returned and is to report to the Fleet Air Command, West Coast. Andrew Rehbein, who will be graduated an ensign if all goes well in the closing months of his 1 1/2 years of of schooling, was home for a few days this week.

Cpl. Raymond L. Arrington, son of Mr. and Mrs.  Raymond E. Arrington of Sykesville, is now stationed at the Great Bend Army Air Field in Kansas where he is an Army motor driver in a service group based at that air field of the Second Air Force. Cpl. Arrington entered the Army in July 1942 and before then was employed as a weaver at the Melville Woolen Mills.

Homeward Bound

After nearly two years in the service, most of which time has been spent on a naval troop transport in the Pacific, Chaplain Karl B. Justus is returning to the States for a furlough and new assignment. According to a telegram received Tuesday evening, Lt. Justus had just arrived by plane at San Francisco, where he is now awaiting further orders.

Soldier Items

Lt. James I. Wellman, a fighter pilot with the Army Air Forces, attached to a field at Goldsboro, N. C., paid a surprise visit to his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin E. Buckingham, of Sykesville, last Friday.

Thirteen months after he entered the Army, Sgt. John W. Duvall, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Duvall, was promoted to the rating of staff sergeant.

Cadet Raymond Underwood, Sykesville, of the Civil Air Patrol, is taking up flying at the Taneytown Airfield. He has been in six weeks of training.

Lt. Margaret Krinder, of the A. S. F. Regional Hospital, Ft. Jackson, S. C., spent from Oct. 16 to the 25th with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Barnes.

Petty Officer 3-c Vincent Marriner, of the Navy, is spending a furlough at the home of his parents at Flohrville.

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