With Those In The Service: September 7, 1944

September 7, 1944

Military Miscellany

Pvt. Stanley M. Ridgely, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ridgely, of Sykesville, has been assigned to the AAF Training Command Radio School at the Sioux Falls Army Air Field, Sioux Falls, S. D., for training as a radio operator-mechanic. Upon completion of a 20-week course, he will be fully trained to take his place as a member of a highly skilled bomber crew of the Army Air Forces. Before his induction on June 19, Pvt. Ridgely was employed as a ship-fitter at Bethlehem Steel Co., Fairfield, Md.

Pfc. George A. Wetzel writes to have his Herald follow him through France and sends his best regards to all back home. (O. K., Soldier, at the rate the Yanks have been traveling lately, we expect to be sending Heralds straight through to Berlin before long.)

Howard Warfield S. 1-c has returned to the U. S. Naval Nets Depot at Tiburon., Calif., after a 15-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Warfield.

Pvt. Geo. Obrecht Wounded

Pvt. George Obrecht was struck on the right side of his face by schrapnel while in action in France on August 20. He was taken by airplane to a hospital in England, where he is now being treated.

The Way Nazis Tell It

Germany’s supreme optimist and Goebbels’ prize pupil turned up in a prison camp where an Aussie stood guard. The Nazi was invited to listen to radio news reports, the Australian News and Information Bureau says. The news the Nazi heard was strictly wonderful. This was his report to his fellow prisoners: “In 1940 we overwhelmed and defeated the British, but most of them got away through Dunkerque. The fuehrer has allowed them to land in France again. This time they shall not escape.”

Getting New Assignment

S.-Sgt. Arthur Lohrman, 33, of Sykesville, recently returned from service overseas, now is being processed through the Army Air Forces Redistribution Station No. 2 at Miami Beach, Fla. From his station he will be assigned to duty for which he is best fitted.

Sgt. Lohrman was an aircraft mechanic during 10 months in the European theatre. He attended Millersville High School and the University of Maryland.

Soldier Items

Kenneth E. Bordette, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert P. Burdette of Mt. Airy, was recently commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army when he graduated from the infantry O. C. S. at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Pvt. Joseph Evans, Fort Bragg, N. C., is spending a furlough wit his family at Gaither.

First Class Machinist Howard Didinger, Jr., returned Sunday to the West Coast after a month’s furlough with his parents at Woodbine. Howard entered the Navy more than two years ago and has seen action in two major battles in the Pacific. His younger brother, Earl, has just enlisted in the Navy and is waiting to be called.

Sgt. William Arrington, of Camp Atterbury, Indiana, is spending a 14-day furlough with his family, near Oakland.

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