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Military News, Jun 06, 1918, Leon


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 1/22/2021 at 12:50:18

Leon Reporter, Thursday, Jun 06, 1918, Leon, IA, Page: 4

Burt Feight, who was in the last draft contingent, arrived Saturday from Meeteetse, Wyoming, where he has been working, and went to Camp Dodge Monday to report for duty, having been delayed in getting here.

Forest Grimes, who is in the navy, a member of the crew of the battleship Pennsylvania, arrived Monday morning, having a fifteen days leave of absence, and is visiting at the home of his father, M. F. Grimes, in this city. Forest is looking fine, and says he enjoys life in the navy.

Yeoman Edgar Rowell, who has recently transferred from the Gopher to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, arrived Saturday for a visit with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Rowell in this city. Edgar was transferred at his own request for overseas service, and expects to be sent to some foreign port soon after his return at the expiration of his seven day leave of absence.

Harry Raymond, who with his wife has been visiting for several months in this city with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Farquhar, departed Thursday noon for Austin, Texas, having enlisted some months ago in the aviation corps, and will go into train9ng at the university of Texas at Austin. During his residence in Leon, Mr. Raymond has made many good friends, and he will be missed for he has taken a prominent part in all our war activities. Mrs. Raymond will remain here for the present.

Fred Shelton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Shelton, of Decatur, arrived last week from Madison Barracks, N. Y., on thirty days furlough, but Saturday he received an honorable discharge from the army. He had served nine months at Camp Logan, Colorado, and Madison Barracks, but was discharged because he was under sixteen years of age at the time he enlisted, but says he is going to enlist again in September. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton have two other sons in the service and are glad to have their youngest boy at home again.

Corporal Arthur F. Hale, who has been at Camp Pike Arkansas, since December, has been transferred to Camp Hancock, Augusta, Georgia. This is an old National Guard encampment. The soldiers are coming in at the rate of 7,000 per week. The camp is supposed to hold 40,000 men and is a fine place. They are going to make this camp a machine gun center with nothing but M. G.ís. Arthur writes that he likes his location very much. Augusta is a fine place but says he is glad he spent the winter south as the weather is very hot and goes quite hard with the northern men. RAYM


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