Decatur County Journal
Thursday, January 2, l9l9

EARL RYAN, a Humeston boy, spent Christmas Day on the Atlantic Ocean. He sailed from New York on December 2l on the U.S.S. Comfort, a hospital ship, for a visit to England and France. In a brief letter to his parents, he said that he didn't know how long he would be away, but likely will return in February. EARL is a registered pharmacist and since his enlistment in the Navy at Great Lakes, has been doing hospital work.


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