With Those In The Service: November 8, 1945

November 8, 1945

Donald Beck Commissioned

Donald Ebbert Beck, of Sykesville, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army of the United States on October 30 upon successful completion of the Officers Candidate Course at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Lt. Beck is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Beck, near Sykesville.

The new lieutenant was inducted into the Army December 12, 1944 and served at For McClellan Ala., before taking the Officer Candidate course four months ago. He held the rank of private before being commissioned.

Lt. Beck is a graduate of Sykesville High School and attended Western Maryland College. After a nine-day leave here, he departed today (Thursday) for his new assignment at Fort Robinson, Arkansas. His wife and two small daughters accompanied him to Little Rock, Ark., and will make their home there.

Veterans Discharged

Cpl. Martin A. Kellar, Sykesville, who entered the Army Jan. 12, 1942, has been discharged at the Separation Center, Fort Douglas, Utah. He served overseas for 18 months and participated in the New Guinea campaign. He is authorized to wear the Asiatic-Pacific theatre ribbon with one battle star, the Victory medal and the Good Conduct medal.

Nearly four years after he enlisted Nov. 29, 1941, T. Sgt. Delbert L. Ebeling, of Sykesville and Washington, was discharged from the U.S. Army Air Corps on Oct. 22, 1945. He served in the Pacific theatre for ten months, seeing action in Dutch New Guinea, Philippines and Okinawa, with the 5th Air Force. He had 103 points and his decorations included: Pre-Pearl Harbor ribbon, Good Conduct medal, Ribbon for Liberation of Philippines, one Silver and one Bronze star.

Robert E. Lewis, A.M.M. (1) 1-c, was discharged from the Navy at Bainbridge on Nov. 6, 1945, after nearly 3 1/2 years in the service, having enlisted June 1, 1942. For the past year, he had served as an instrument specialist on air bases in the Admiralty and Marshall Islands. Before going overseas, he was stationed at various times in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Illinois and California. Robert and his wife, the former Elaine Spurrier, of Gaither, have taken an apartment in Baltimore.

C.M.M. Samuel M. Barber, near Sykesville, has been discharged from Naval service at the Separation Center, Bainbridge, Md.

Military Miscellany

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Duvall, Eldersburg, have received word that their son, T. Sgt. John Wesley Duvall has been promoted to 1st. Sergeant. He is in the Army of Occupation in Elm, Germany.

On the island of Guam in the Marianas, some 9,000 miles from home, two Sykesville Navy men are attached to the Joint Communications Activity. There are Ensign H. Branch Warfield, coding board officer, and Andrew J. Rehbein, carpenter’s mate, first class.

John J. Monoghan, M..M. 3c , former Strawbridge Home boy, expects to receive his discharge from the Navy December 1. He has been in the service 3 years, 21 months of which were spent in the Pacific aboard the USS Marias.

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