With Those In The Service: September 14, 1944

September 14, 1944

Military Miscellany

Gilbert L. Gardner, formerly of Freedom, now wears the stripes of a master sergeant, highest enlisted rating in the Army. He is with an infantry divisioni overseas and is receiving his mail in care of the postmaster, New York.

Pvt. Winton S. Varner, B. & O. station agent here before his recent induction into the Army, has been assigned to a transportation unit at Camp Plauche, New Orleans, La. His wife left this week for the southern State to be near him.

Training received in civilian life as an employee of Springfield State Hospital haws stood Pvt. Melvin O. Sheppard, formerly of near Marriottsville, in good stead in the Army. He is stationed at a hospital in England. Inducted last February, Pvt. Sheppard has been overseas since July.

Pvt. William C. Dykes, before his recent induction into the Army a trooper with the Maryland State Police, has been transferred from Fort Lewis, Wash. He is now attending the Surgical Technician’s Training School, at Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colo.

Reported Killed In France

Previously reported as missing and as a prisoner of war, Pvt. Walter Short Turner, of Seaford, Delaware, a brother of Mrs. H. A. Barnes of Sykesville, was killed in action in France on August 6, the War Department has notified the family. Pvt. Turner, about 27 years old, leaves a widow and a 5-year-old son.

Soldier Items

Cpl. John Wesley Duvall, of Eldersburg, stationed at Camp Van Dorn, Miss., has just been promoted to sergeant and awarded the good conduct medal.

Lt. J. Robert Arrington, a bomber pilot with the Army Air Forces, has arrived safely overseas, after a trip by plane across the Atlantic. He is now attached to a base in England.

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Burman received a telegram Tuesday from their son, Malcolm, who is in the Merchant Marine. He was in Mobile, Alabama, and had just returned from a trip to South America.

Among the Women Reservists recently assigned in Washington, D. C., as replacements for Navy men sent to duty at sea, was Mary V. Lee, Pharmacist’s mate third class, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Lee, Sykesville. Pharmacist’s Mate Lee has been assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Norfolk. Va.

Mr. and Mrs. Amos Ruch received a letter the other day from Pvt. Milton Conaway. He is with the Army in New Guinea.

S. 2-c James Terry Dearing is in the station hospital at Camp Edwards, Mass., recuperating from a sprained ankle.

Enlists in WAC

Mrs. Virginia Gillis Woodward, 20, of Baltimore, formerly of Woodbine, has enlisted in the WAC and was sworn in at Towson by Lt. Rhoda E. Vickroy.

Pvt. Woodward attended Sykesville High School. She is the wife of Pfc. Joseph E. Woodward, Woodbine, who has been with the American forces on Guam.

Before being assigned to duty, Pvt. Woodward will undergo basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Then she will be transferred to Newport News, Va. Her address will be forwarded to the Herald later.

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