With Those In The Service: September 27, 1945

September 27, 1945

Toast To The Flag

Here’s to the Red of it;
There’s not a thread of it
In all the spread of it
From foot to head
But heroes bled for it,
Faced steel and lead for it,
Slept with the dead for it,
Bathing it Red.

Here’s to the White of it;
Who knows the might of it
But thrills at the sight of it
Through day and night?
Womanhood’s care for it
Made manhood dare for it;
Purity’s prayer for it
Kept it so White.

Here’s to the Blue of it;
Heavenly hue of it,
Star spangled view of it,
Constant and true;
And here’s to the whole of it,
Stars, stripes and pole of it,
Here’s to the Soul of it —
Red, White and Blue.

(Submitted to the Herald by Lt. Col. Charles B. Watkins, Washington, D.C. Originally written in 1917 by Daly of the Hartford Courant, now with a Washington paper.)

Joe Tomlinson A 2nd Lt.

Joseph Hanson Tomlinson, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Tomlinson, Jr., of Sykesville, was among the successful candidates who received commissions as second lieutenants in the Army of the United States and the corps of Military Police in graduation exercises of the 37th military police officer candidate class of the Provost Marshal General’s School at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, September 14. The 57 new officers represent nearly every state in the union and were selected from units throughout the Army.

Soldier Items

Overseas for 31 months, S. Sgt. Edwin H. Beall, of Gaither , arrived September 19 on the Queen Elizabeth. He has a 45-day furlough, after which he is to report to Fort Meade for discharge. He entered the Army 3 1/2 years ago, on March 6, 1942. Sgt. Beall saw service in Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He belonged to the 57th Signal Crops of the Seventh Army. He has the Bronze Star and Good Conduct medals and his service ribbons include six battle stars.

Pfc. Wade Thompson, stationed in Texas, has returned after spending part of a 21-day furlough with his parents in Flohrville. With his wife, he left last Thursday for North Carolina to visit her family, going from there to Texas.

Pfc. Arthur G. Beall, husband of former Miss Janet Hall, who has been home on a month’s furlough , is soon to report to Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. He served with the 1266th Combat Engineers of the Third Army in France and Germany and was enroute to the Pacific when the war ended. He wears the E.T.O. service ribbon with two battle stars and the Good Conduct medal. A brother, Cpl. Maurice Beall, is at Camp Meade for discharge after 28 months in India.

H.C. Carter Discharged

FT. KNOX, KY., SEPT. 24 — Pvt. Harry C. Carter, Sykesville, Md, was given a discharge from the Army of the United States at the Separation Center here today.

Gen. Reckord Back At Old Post

Gov. Herbert R. O’Conor has announced the appointment of Maj. Gen. Milton A. reckord as Adjutant General of Maryland.

In accepting the Governor’s tender of reappointment to his old post, General Reckord stated that he will be prepared to resume his State duties on November 1. Thus it was indicated that his retirement from the Army by that time is assured.

General Reckord, who has been Provost Marshal in the European Theatre of Operations, relinquished his duties as Adjutant General of the State on May 15, 1941 and was succeeded by Francis Petrott, who has held the office until now. Petrott has been named by Governor O’Conor to membership on the Unemployment Compensation Board of Maryland.

Military Miscellany

Two WAVES, Y. 3-c Mary Ellen Rehbein, of Sykesville, and Y. 2-c Margaret Renfro, of Waco, Texas, stationed at Norfolk, Va., spent the weekend here with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rehbein.

While her husband, Pvt. Raynard L. Pickett, is stationed at a nearby training center, the former Miss Estelle Tucker is residing in Atlanta, Ga. Her sister, Helen, has gone to Kansas to be near her husband, Pvt. Morris Ridgely.

After a visit to his parents, Col. and Mrs. DeVries Cassard, in Bermuda, Pvt. Henry D. Cassard arrived by plane in Baltimore on Wednesday and is spending a few days in Sykesville with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Ridgely.

Pvt. Leroy H. Underwood, Sykesville, is now at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for combat engineer training.


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