With Those In The Service: November 25, 1943

November 25, 1943

For Food We Give Thanks

“I think we should thank the Creator with particular humility for the possession (food) that makes our armies liberators, not looters,” said Marvin Jones, head of the War Food Administration, in a Thanksgiving Day statement. To the peoples of looted, starving countries, Mr. Jones continued, “the coming of the Americans means a chance to live again, to work their land and enjoy its products. We will not take their food. We have our food. For that, and for all it means, we give thanks.”

90 Years Young

From the Marine base at Quantico, Va., Sgt. J.W. Gimpel writes:

“I would like to subscribe to your paper and have it sent to as old resident of your town, who will be 90 years old on December 17th – James S. Grimes, 601 Plymouth Road, Catonsville, Md.

New Selectees

Six more selectees from Draft Board No. 1 of Carroll County have been accepted for military service early in December.

To Fort Meade on December 6 – Ralph Samuel Miller, Lineboro; John William McGrew and Alvin Leroy Beaverson, Manchester; Charles Henry Amspacher, York County, Pa.

For the Navy – Marshall Edgar Fishpaw, Hampstead; Forrest Franklin Harris, Manchester.

Military Miscellany

Col. and Mrs. DeVries Cassard, of Fort Devens, Mass., have been spending several days with Mr. and Mrs. James O. Ridgely.

Pvt. Clyde Lewis, of the ground forces of the Army Air Corps, who has been stationed at a camp in Richmond, Va., left Tuesday for a new assignment, after a five-day leave here.

Pvt. Wm. H. (Mickey) Ridgely, who has just been transferred to Co. B., 32nd MTB., Camp Grant, Ill., was home over the weekend.

Sailor Vincent Marriner, S. 2-c., of Norfolk, Va., spent Sunday at his home in Flohrville.

In excellent health and good spirits after eight weeks of basic training at Parris Island, Marine Pfc. Russell Barr is home on a ten-day furlough before reporting to Camp Le Jeune, New River, N.C., for advanced training.

S. Sgt. Russell M. Cofiell, a radio gunner of the U.S. Army Air Forces, who recently completed his 40th combat mission in the North Africa-Sicily-Italy war area, arrived at his home near Oakland Mills on Wednesday morning for a well-earned 21-day furlough. At sea 11 days on the way home, Cofiell said he saw Harry Etzler, former Sykesville postal clerk, now an air force radio man, just before leaving the other side.

Soldiers’ Addresses

Pvt. Geo. G. Leakins, Jr., 33555666, Co. E., 39th Engr., APO 9. % P.M., New York, N.Y.

Cpl. Joshua F. Barnes, 33007847, 62nd Engr. Co.; APO 302 (Topo), % P.M., New York, N.Y.

Cpl. Harrison (Leroy) day, 560th Signal A.N. Bn.; Embarkation Army P.O. (A.G.L.), % P.M., New York, N.Y.

Cpl. Leroy E. Barnes, 33108499; Co. D, 850 Signal Service; APO 1224; %P.M. New York, N.Y.

Lieut. Wade Warfield Ridgely, O-1102934; APO 664; Hq. 846 Engr. Avn. Bn.; % P.M., New York, N.Y.

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