With Those In The Service: October 12, 1944

October 12, 1944

One Last Reminder

October 15, which falls on Sunday, is the deadline for mailing Christmas gift packages to service men and women overseas. So get them mailed by this Saturday.

Wounded Second Time

For the second time within three months, Pfc. George Leakins has been wounded in action, this time in Germany. A veteran of the campaigns in North Africa and Sicily, George was wounded in France on July 17th. He recovered, returned to action and participated in the current invasion of Germany. According to a telegram received last Friday by his parents, George was “seriously wounded in action in Germany on September 16.”

Missing In Action

Pvt. James O. Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Hughes, has been missing in action since September 17, according to a War Department telegram received last Thursday by his parents. He was with the Fifth Army in Italy.

Military Miscellany

S. Sgt. Oscar V. Will, overseas in the Pacific area for 14 months, is now stationed on Pelellu Island, near the Philippines, according to a letter received last week by his mother, Mrs. Hollis Will. By way of coincidence, the Herald of last week carried two pictures of operations in the Palau Islands–operations in which Sgt. Will undoubtedly took part.

Wearing the stripes of a technician fifth grade, Alfred R. Glass is home on furlough form Camp Crowder, Missouri.

Pfc. James Forsythe, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Forsythe, of Howard County, is now in France.

Pfc. Marvin S. Trott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Trott, has been ill with pneumonia in a hospital in England.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Frank Ely received a letter from their son, Charles, this week, saying he had been advanced to Radar Mate 3-c and that he is now in the Pacific.

Soldier Items

Pvt. William Bierman will return Saturday in Fort Benning, Ga., after spending a 10-day furlough here.

Lt. Catherine E. Aitcheson, formerly employed at Springfield State Hospital, is a dietitian at a station hospital in England. She has been overseas for nearly a year.

S. 2-c A. Marion Cook, a recent Navy inductee, is on duty in the Atlantic, but regulations do not permit this column to print his address.

The address of Pvt. Virginia Woodward, A320-837,, recently enlisted in the QAC, is Company 7, 20th Regiment, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Sailor Owen F. Ripley, who entered the Navy in May, is now member of a gun crew in the Atlantic and has just been advanced to Seaman First Class. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ripley, Woodbine.

Fellow employees at the Western Maryland Dairy, where she worked for 2 1/2 years, have presented Miss Mary Ellen Rehbein, who leaves soon for basic training in the WAVES, with a $25 war bond and a weekend case. On Friday, they will tender her a farewell dinner at the Blackstone Apartments, Baltimore.

What Does A Chaplain Do?

While busily engaged with her housework the other day, Mrs. Roby Beall of Cumberland, the former Gladys Day of Gaither, heard a radio announcer mention the name of “Chaplain Karl Justus.” She listened, but the program was just going off. The next day she stopped in at Station WTBO in Cumberland and they gave her the text of the broadcast, which follows: Aboard A Transport Heading For Palau Islands–It takes versatility to be a ship’s chaplain these days.

United Press War Correspondent Lisle Shoemaker met up with a Methodist chaplain on a transport heading toward the Palaus recently. He is Chaplain Karl Justus, at home pastor of a Methodist Church in Sykesville, Md.

Shoemaker says the “Padre” has to play not only father, but mother as well, to troops and the ship’s crew. During the course of his duties Chaplain Justus has been seen to

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