With Those In The Service: November 29, 1945

November 29, 1945

Veterans Discharged

Cpl. Lawrence Wilson, who entered service Jan. 4, 1943, was discharged from Ft. Meade on Nov. 19, 1945. He served 29 months overseas with the 5th Air Force, at bases in New Guinea, Philippines and Okinawa. He is entitled to wear the Good Conduct medal, Victory ribbon, Philippine Liberation ribbon with star, the Asiatic-Pacific theatre ribbon with four stars and wreath for meritorious until service.

Nearly four years from the time he entered the service in January 1942, S. Sgt. Harry W. Etzler was discharged on Nov. 6, 1945. Harry served as a radio mechanic with the 14th Air Force and saw service in Tunisia, North Africa, Sicily, Italy and France. His decorations include the European-African-Middle Eastern service ribbons with five bronze battle stars, the Presidential Unit Citation, the French Croix de Guerre and the Good Conduct medal.

Capt. Barnes Home

Capt. R. K. Barnes, Jr. returned home Monday from the Palau Islands where he served for the year as an Intelligence Officer for an Infantry Regiment. Upon completion of a 45-day leave, which he is spending with his wife at the home of his parents, Ken expects to be given his release from active duty after 4 1/2 years Commissioned service. He wears the Combat Infantry Badge, the American Defense Service ribbon, the American Theatre Ribbon with a bronze star for combat on Peleliu, the Victory Ribbon and has the Bronze Star medal pending.

Military Miscellany

Pvt. Raynard L. Pickett has successfully completed a 12 week course in Wheel Vehicle Automobile Mechanic school at Atlanta Ordnance Depot, Atlanta, Georgia, and is home on furlough. Raynard was the Honor Student of his class of about 200 men and was given the honor of presenting the diplomas to the rest of his group. He was accompanied home by his wife and children who have been spending the past 11 weeks in Atlanta with him. Pvt. Pickett will report to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, on December 15.

Promoted to the grade of sergeant has been Richard Chipley, currently serving with the American Army of Occupation in Munich, Germany.

“The paper is two months old when I receive it, but it arrives each week and is welcome news from home.” So writes Lt. Margaret Kridler, an Army nurse, stationed in India.

Out of The Serive

Pfc. Arthur W. Stem, Jr., 707 Signal A. W. Company, was discharged Sunday, Nov. 25, at Fort Meade. In the Army 2 years and 8, having been inducted March 11, 1943, Arthur served 2 years in the Aleulian Islands. He has American Theatre service ribbon, Asiatic Pacific service ribbon, Good Conduct and Victory medals.

S. 1-c Walter E. Engle, husband of the former Isabelle Howes of Sykesville, who served aboard an L.S.T. in the Pacific, and among other places had been to Okinawa, was discharged from the Navy on Thanksgiving Day.

Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Pickett, who has been in the Navy for the past 6 1/2 years was honorably discharged on Sept. 18, 1945. He and his wife are living in Beechfield Apartments, Catonsville. Mr. Picknett is now employed as a boiler inspector.

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