With Those In The Service: October 18, 1945

October 18, 1945

Draft Boards To Serve As Vets’ Information Centers

Designation of Selective Service Local Boards Nos. 1 and 2 of Carroll County, Charles Carroll Hotel, Westminster, as official Veterans Information Centers of the United States Government was announced this week by Col. Henry C. Stanwood, State Director of Selective Service.

“Our Local Boards have inducted a large number of men into the Armed Forces during the last five years,” said Colonel Stanwood. “Now we are ready to assist these same men in re-establishing themselves in civilian life if they want and need our assistance.”

“Congress has provided many rights, privileges, and benefits for ex-service men and women. These rights and benefits are provided by many different laws and are administered by a number of different Government agencies. it is the purpose of our Veterans Information Centers to aid the veteran in getting to the right place and obtaining the right information so that he may take advantage of all benefits to which he is entitled.”


Dr. Jensen’s Address

For the Information of friends who may want to send him Christmas cards, here is the address of Dr. Jensen, former Sykesville physician now stationed in Japan:

Capt. J.R. Jensen, M.C., 0-487647,
Surgeon’s Section,
8th Army Headquarters,
A.P.P. 343, % Postmaster,
San Francisco, Calif.

Promoted to Sergeant

GEORGE FIELD, LAWRENCEVILLE, ILL. — Sgt. William C. Tomlinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Tomlinson, Jr., of Sykesville, Md., was recently promoted to the rank, it was announced by Colonel Tracy K. Dorsett, commanding officer of George Field.

Sgt. Tomlinson holds the position of radio operator on a C-46 at this Troop Carrier base. He attended Sykesville High School and graduated in 1943. He also attended Washington College.

Lt. Joseph H. Tomlinson III, brother of Sgt. Tomlinson is presently stationed with the army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Fireman George Leakins

When he clerked for Harris Department Store a few years ago, the Sykesville Volunteer Fire Company had no more loyal fire fighter than George Leakins. Come the war and it was George’s lot to get in the way of some German schrapnel. Since early last spring he has been in a Baltimore veteran hospital “for repairs.” To boost his morale, on the eve of a delicate operation, his buddies here Monday night voted to present him a gold lapel pin and an honorary life membership in the Sykesville fire company.

Military Miscellany

Raymond Lee Dykes, who was discharged September 26, after 2 1/2 years in the Navy, is the new proprietor of the Gulf service station, opposite the high school, which is to be known as the Sykesville Service Center. The station was formerly operated by Woodrow Golliday.

One of the prized souvenirs sent home by Radar Mate 3-c Marion Cook is a copy of the newspaper published by the crew of the USS Lind as that destroyer steamed into Tokyo Bay with the American fleet. Aboard the Lind were Vice Admiral John S. McCain, former commander of famed Task Force 38, and his successor, Vice Admiral John H. Towers, both members of the official party at the Japanese surrender.

S. 1-c Franklin Thomas Johnson, in the service for 18 months and last stationed at Daytona Beach, Fla., has been discharged from the Navy at Bainbridge, Md. His wife, Mrs. Phyllis Johnson, lives at Sykesville.

Lt. Edward T. Young, who served with the 603 Ordnance Co., in France, has been discharged from the Army and is now in Baltimore with his wife, the former Miss Louise Bounds, of Sykesville, and their baby daughter, whom he had never seen.

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