With Those In The Service: September 6, 1945

September 6, 1945

Local WAVE Honor Student

Placing second highest among the honor students, Pharmacist’s Mate 3-c Elmo Virginia Lyons was graduated from Dental Technology School at the Naval Training Center, Sampson, N.Y., on Friday, Aug. 31. Miss Lyons’ average was 98.2 and was topped by only one student, whose score was 98.6.

The local WAVE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Lyons, Sykesville, is being retained at Sampson for duty. “Despite the fact that the war is over,” said Virginia, “there is still a great deal of work to be done before we can once more become civilians.”

War Ends, Ship Ordered Back

Because the war with Japan ended when it did, Cpl. John R. Slack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Slack, near Sykesville, is home on a 30-day furlough instead of landing in the Philippines. John served in France with the 306th General Hospital. Redeployed to the Pacific, that unit was nearing the Panama Canal enroute to Manila when Japan surrendered and the ship was ordered back to Boston. Whether he still goes to the Pacific or is to be stationed in this country will be learned by the local soldier when he reports to Fort Meade following his present furlough.

Military Miscellany

Petty Officer 3-c Francis Stonebraker, overseas for 18 months, is home on a 27-day furlough and was the Rotary guest Tuesday night of Harry J. Myers. Francis participated in engagements in the Asiatic-Pacific and the Philippines. His brother, Donald, at sea since last December, is now with the U.S. Fleet in the Tokyo area.

Bernard Cook, P.O.3-c, of Norfolk, Va., spent the weekend with his wife and daughter here.

Technician Third Grade Delton C. Glass, for the past nine months stationed in Iran (Persia), arrived home Saturday on a 30-day furlough. He is to report to Fort Meade for reassignment. Delton has been in the Army for more than 4 1/2 years, having entered in February, 1941.

George Cook, S. 3-c, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and his wife and daughter spend the weekend with the former’s mother, Mrs. Genevieve Cook, of Central Avenue. Mrs. Cook and daughter expect to stay for a visit.

Stationed In Porto Rico

Lt. Charles F. Ireland, son of Capt. N.F. Ireland, of near Sykesville, is now stationed in Porto Rico with the AAF Caribbean Division, Air Transport Command. This organization is now engaged in transporting thousands of American troops by air each month from the European and Mediterranean theatres to the United States. Lt. Ireland spent 25 months overseas in the China-Burma-India theatre and with his campaign ribbon wears a Presidential Unit Citation.

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