DEAR JOE: The weather is wonderful, The girls here at home are
the most beautiful in the world. You are brave and handsome and lucky. You are winning
the war. It makes us proud as sin. You write swell letters and we all love you.
We hope you'll be home soon. News hunting was good this week. From the left cuff
to the right, here it is . . .
HERE AND THERE. In gunner’s school at Farragut, is R. M.
Fortney, S 2/c . . . In Fort Riley, Kansas, is WAC Catherine G. Jensen
. . . Cpl. Lloyd Larson of Badger has been transferred with his
fighter squadron to Marysville, Calif. . . . He says “We are stationed right in
the middle of the fruit growing section. It is nice to walk along the street and
swipe an orange off someone’s tree.” . . . . Melvin Block is now
Indiantown Gap, Pa. . . . He’s been transferred to Hobbs, N. M., A/S Chas. Heringlake
. . . Honorably discharged from the armed forces and now at Menomonie, Wis., is
John Jochemsen . . . Pvt. Dale Fiala, of Moorland,
has been transferred to Camp Howze, Texas, . . . Mel Galliart,
former KVFD announcer, is in the signal corps at Ft. Monmouth, N. J. . . . Pvt.
Don A. Hamilton is an aviation student at Galesburg, Ill. . . . He’s
with a B-29 Squadron, at Smoky Hill, Salina, Kans., Pfc. Arthur Hamann.
“These are the new super bombers that are going to make Hitler and Tojo say “Uncle!”
. . . Pfc. Bernard Loth has finished ASTP at Chicago and has been
transferred to Camp Crowder, Mo. . . . Capt. L. F. Smith has been
transferred to Camp Stewart, Ga. He’s with an AA unit . . . Pvt. Tom Gody,
wounded in the Sicilian campaign, and now at Schick hospital at Clinton has just
completed a nine day bond tour . . . S/Sgt. Harold Bemrick has
been discharged from the hospital and is back at MacDill Field. He had returned
to the U. S. after a year and a half in the South Pacific as a tail gunner on a
Martin Marauder. On instructor duty at MacDill, his plane cracked up and he received
a broken back and other severe injuries . . . He has been transferred to Walter
Reed hospital Washington, D. C. Pvt. Ralph Montgomery . . .
Lt. W. J. Whalen has been transferred to MacDill Field, Tampa, Fla.
. . . A/C Ray Hogan is now at Turner Field, Albany, Ga. . . . He’s
at Muskogee, Okla., A/C Donald Ellinger . . . Sixteen hours a day,
or something like, is Lt. Bob Otto’s shift at Midland Field, Tex.,
where he is teaching them how to fly . . . Birds and such tell us that Cpl.
Bill Fisher is due home on leave . . . Ens. M. Isabel Knutson
is in San Diego working in the largest naval hospital in the country . . . He’s
in the bakers and cooks school, Pvt. Earl Murphy, at Ft. Meade,
Md. . . . Only seven blocks from the home he hadn't seen for months, Pvt. Ray
Johnson, travelling on a troop train from the west to the east coast,
went through Fort Dodge but couldn’t stop. He tossed out a letter which Mrs.
William Hardesty found the next day and delivered to his folks . .
. Robert Muhl is in Farragut for boot training . . . Dr. Emerson
Dawson, Lt. Commdr., is at Burlingame, Calif. He has been assigned
to an overseas hospital unit as surgeon and executive officer, and is awaiting orders
. . . He’s now at Pensacola, Fla., as an aviation cadet, Clifton L. Gawtry.
OVERSEAS. Cpl. Paul Zierke says Hawaii is nice
(he’s just been moved there) but that nothing will take the place of Iowa . . .
Orville H. Jensen, MM 2/c, based somewhere in the South Pacific,
for the past two years, expresses a perfectly understandably wish. He says, “I would
certainly enjoy a furlough home where I could see white people with shoes on for
a change.” . . . “You can buy eggs in Italy for twenty-five or thirty cents apiece
if you can find them.” Continuing in the same vein, Cpl. Harold Carl
writes, “I am wondering why folks used to pay big prices to go on a cruise to “Sunny”
Italy. I have seen quite a bit of the States and wouldn’t trade one small lot in
any of them for the whole of Italy.” . . . He’s been flying over Italy, S/Sgt.
J. R. Fulton, radio operator and gunner . . . He’s been in London on
leave, Lt. Owen Walton, pilot of a Fort based in England . . .
Sgt. Bill Pray is a member of the crack drill team referred to
in Lt. Col. Marchi’s letter, printed in YLFH a week or two ago
. . . Don Parle, F 2/c has been assigned to a motor torpedo boat
in the Pacific . . . A member of an LST crew, Bob Dessinger, EM
1/c, has seen action in Africa, Sicily and Italy . . . Ensign Clement John Hood,
of Barnum, is now at sea with the Pacific Fleet . . . From somewhere in England,
T/Sgt. John R. Cumming writes to thank the Army Mothers for the
Christmas presents they sent him . . . From somewhere in England, after two years
in Ireland, Bob Styer writes that the Fort Dodge medical company
has been moved to a new hospital in England that “is a beauty spot.” . . . From
somewhere in England, Cpl. Gordon Foster writes that he has seen
Leo Foster’s name on a Red Cross register but hasn’t located him
as yet. “I am hot on the trail of Delmer Crouse of Otho. I have
him located but haven’t met him yet.” . . . Sgt. Melvin Walrod
says “Hello” to Sgt. Roy Blunk in China and to Don Geyer
in New York . . . One of the first there, Marvin Grosz, S 1/c,
is in the Marshalls at Kwajalein atoll on Roi island . . . Listed as missing in
action is Sgt. Gla Owen. Gunner on a bomber based in England, his
plane failed to return from a raid January 29 . . . He’s a master Sgt. now,
Robert E. Haire, on duty in Australia . . . Somewhere in the vicinity
of the Marshall Islands; is Ens. Bob Wasem . . . From North Africa
to Italy, Pvt. Richard Welch. He’s with an armored unit.
SERVICE PAPERS. “Habit,” the publication of the
U. S. Naval Air Station at Hutchinson, Kansas, was sent to us this week by Mary
Isabel Strait, WAVE 5S 1/c, in the Communications Office. It’s more
of a magazine than a paper, is published every two weeks and is done in offset printing,
Very nice. Thanks, Mary
. . . From Geo. D. Daniel, Ph. M. 2/2, comes “Hospital Hi-Lites”
the publication of the U. S. Naval Hospital at Aiea Heights, Hawaii. A six-page
slick paper publication now in its 49th issue, it is devoted mostly to intermural
and interhospital sports. Over in one corner you can find out how to fix up a broken
leg with piano wire and tin strips. Thanks, Geo. . . . Have cancelled my subscription
to the Police Gazette. I’m getting a copy now and then of the Fort McArthur Alert.
It’s got everything. This week, that lovely hunk of woman, pin-up girl Beverly
Carroll and my favorite cartoons, The Wolf, Kenny Goldbrick, Gentlemen
of the Mess and Male Call. When they get the Sad Sack, I'll cancel my subscription
to Esquire. Thanks Sgt. Ted Rule . . . “Bombs Away” of Victorville
Army Air Field, Calif., is having it’s first birthday. It has a swell column run
by Pvt. Chuck Mechan. Thanks Cpl. Otho Rohr .
Neat and handkerchief size is “The Beam” of USNATS of Corpus Christi. Thanks,
Alva Long, AMM 3/ . . . First item listed in the current issue
“Howitzer” under the title G. I. Fun for this week. “USO Fair Park USO Friday—Income
Tax information, 8 p. m.” War is Hell. The Howitzer is published at Camp Howze,
Texas. Thanks, Pfc. Ken Summers . . . The Army’s best C. T. D.
Newspaper comes to us from A/S Irwin Smith. It’s “The Gremlin”
published at Missoula, Mont. Thanks, Irv . . . Ye collecting Editor of YLFH has
a yen to get his hands upon a copy of “Guinea Gold,” a serviceman’s paper published
in New Guinea. Also any other journals published here or in the far corners of the
GOOD FELLOWS GET TOGETHER. On the boat going to England, Cpl.
Geo. Michelson and Sgt. Leo Casey . . . In England,
Capt. C. J. Baker and Lt. Lillian Anderson . .
. In the South Pacific, Darol and Robert Constable,
uncle and nephew. Bob is a radio man 3/c . . . They met in Australia, Harry
Largent and Leonard Curtis of Webster City. Found
each other in a crowd of thousands of people on New Year’s Eve . . . They met at
an air field in England, Lt. Art Johnson and Lt. Teeney Mills.
Art has completed his missions and is now wearing the Air Medal and the Distinguished
Flying Cross . . . They met in the Sky Room on top of the Mark Hopkins Hotel in
San Francisco, Lt. Commdr. and Mrs. Emerson Dawson and WAVE
Vanna Hoffman. Vanna is stationed at Moffet Field as a control tower
operator . . . They met in England, Gordon Crouse and Jack
Brown. They hadn’t met since basic training at Ft. Knox in ’42.
HAPPY LANDING. Somewhere in England, Lt. Delbert E. Williamson
. . . Somewhere overseas, Lt. Oliver H. Smith . . . Somewhere in
England, T/Sgt. Chas. Crimmins. He’s with a tank destroyer unit
. . . Somewhere in North Africa, Pfc. Robert Christianson . . .
Somewhere in the South Pacific, Pvt. Leonard McCarville . . . Somewhere
in Northwest Africa, Gilbert Lindquist PhM 3/e . . . Somewhere
in England, Cpl. Roy Dreier.
SHAKING HANDS WITH THE HOME FOLKS. From Bermuda, Rob’t.
B. Porter, M 1/c. They heard a sub on the way home, chased it, dropped
depth bombs and then got lost in the fog. Bob says everyone reads his copy of Y
L F H, even the entertainers who visit Bermuda . . . From Jefferson Barracks,
Pvt. Gould Campbell . . . From the S. W. Pacific, S/Sgt. Lawrence Gunderson.
There he was member of the famous Black Sheep Squadron, Marine unit cited by the
president for service against the Japs . . . From Fitzsimmons General Hospital in
Denver, Sgt. Robert Byrne . . . From Childress, Texas, Pvt.
Glen Nordstrom of Lanyon . . . From Douglas, Ariz., T/Sgt. and Mrs.
Paul J. Roos of Lanyon . . . From Scott Field, Ill., where he graduated
from radio school, Pfc. Gerald Schmoker of Duncombe on his way
to Lake Charles, La. . . . Home on leave, they went to the Legion meeting in Dayton,
Dwain Maguson, F 2/c, Maurie Bjoranson MM 3/c,
R. E. Shostrom, Petty Officer 2/c, Pvt. Milo Isaacson
and Gerald Anderson . . . From Indianapolis, John Kueny
S 2/c on his way to Norfolk . . . From Jacksonville, Fla., George Tullis,
in aviation ordnance . . . From Jefferson Barracks, Harry Ladwig
of Callender . . . From Camp Howze, Texas, Capt. and Mrs. Chet Acher
and son, Randy . . . Cpl. Robert Brown from Ft.
Knox, Ky. . . . From Ft. Crockett, Texas, Pvt. Fred Porter . .
Pyote, Texas, Lt. Chas, Barnhill. He’s a bombardier on a B-17
is on his way overseas . . . From Ft. Jackson, S. C., Pvt. Jerry R. Coughlon
. . . From Buckley Field, Colo., Pfc. Algernon C. Maricle . . .
From the British West Indies, Will Beresford, R 2/c. He’s on his
way to Puerto Rico . . . From Augusta, Ga., Pvt. Frank Murphy,
ALONG THE MAIN DRAG. Webster County is over the top in the Fourth
War Loan Drive. Quota is $2,361,000. Sales to February 15th, $2,384,800 and still
eleven days to go . . . Myron Olson is the father of a son born February 20th .
. . The bureau of census in Washington reports that Webster County has lost 6,000
in population since the beginning of the war. Was 42,000, now 36,000. The state
as a whole shows a loss of 10.3 of its population. Only two counties have shown
an increase, Scott county with Davenport and its war industries, Polk with Des Moines
and its war industries. Jeepers-Creepers, fellows, hurry back . . . Remember they
used to count eyes at the induction stations. You were supposed to have two. Not
any more. If you've got one now you are in. They took an even hundred one-eyed men
at Camp Dodge last year for limited service . . . Harry Cox is
running for state representative for a second term. Joe Youngstrom,
county clerk, has announced that he is running for relection. Nick O’Conner is running
for justice of the peace, the first Democrat to announce . . . M. M. Lahiff,
Clare patriarch, died last week at the age of 85. He had lived at Clare for 77 years
. . . The Glee Club went to Harcourt Monday
evening to sing in the gym . . . The waste paper collection scheduled for Washington’s
birthday was rained out. People put their bundles of paper out at the curb. The
rains came. The salvage merchants buying the paper refused to buy the soggy bundles.
People were asked to haul the paper back into their basements and dry out the bundles.
War is Hell . . . They voted down the bond issue for an air port over in Marshalltown
the other day. This flying is just a fad . . . Francis Kehoe died
this last week. For many years he ran a drug store next to the Wahkonsa hotel .
. . The F. D. Tent and Awning Company is now making five thousand tents for the
army. They’ll sleep sixteen. One hundred more people have been employed and the
old Sieg-Fort Dodge building on Ist Avenue North taken over . . . The Milk Fund
show was held Wednesday night. Tuesday evening Wah Tan Ye held
a bingo party for the Mary Dolliver Red Cross fund. The same evening
David Cushman Coyle addressed the Public Forum. The Red Cross drive
is on. It’s a busy life . . . Jim Kempley, well known Fort Dodge
real estate man, died this week . . . Fred Larrabee has been reelected
head of th Iowa Dairy association . . . Brady Transfer is being
sued for $51,000 in an auto death case. The accident occurred in Gowrie, October
1, 1943 . . . Down at Harcourt tonight they are presenting in the gym, “The Old
Maid’s Convention.” A couple of basket ball games are to be played between teams
HEROIC DEAD. Pvt. A. C. Toth, reported missing
on Dec. 5, 1942 at Buna in New Guinea, is now considered dead by the government.
His mother has received word that he has been awarded the Purple Heart . . . The
air medal and Oak leaf cluster that were awarded posthumously to Lt. Tom Kearns,
were presented to his mother Mrs. J. E. Kearns this last Monday
evening at the high school auditorium by Major Wayne Wade. Tom
died in a jeep accident in North Africa last June.
HOME TOWN BOYS MAKE GOOD. To 1st Lt. Dale Croft,
somewhere in England. He’s piloting a Fort . . . To S1/c, Conrad Steib,
somewhere in the South Pacific . . . To Sgt., Gene Hensen, somewhere
in England. He is shop foreman in charge of making and rigging parachutes . . .
Honored with a group of his comrades in the South Pacific, was Cpl. William
George, of Clare. They put out a fire in an ammunition dump despite
extreme danger to themselves. His sister, Betty, is a WAVE in training
at Hunter College . . . To Cpl. John Cumming, in ordnance headquarters
somewhere in England . . . To 1st Lt. Richard Merryman, in Northern
Australia . . . The oak leaf cluster to the air medal to S/Sgt., Oscar Olson,
gunner on a flying Fort in England . . . Man with wings, Lt. Robert Berry.
He got them along with his commission at Williams Field, Ariz. He is now at Salina,
Calif. . . . To chief yeoman, Karl King, jr., at Norfolk, Va.
WEDDING BELLS. Dorothy Clark and Lowell
Melco, of Clare. In Fort Dodge, February 14 . . . Mabel Carton,
of Jasper, S. D., to Sgt. Howard Brooks of Otho at Sioux Falls,
January 17 . . . Charlotte Colvin, of Fulton, Ill, and Ensign
C. D. Heileman, at Norfolk, Va., February 13 . . . Merle Reed,
of Coalville, and Clyde Clarke W 3/c, of Otho, February 14 at Fort
Dodge. He is stationed at Pensacola . . . Barbara Peterson and
Elmer Clabaugh of Webster City, February 20 in Fort Dodge . . .
Elizabeth Gardner and Walter C. Miller of Notre
Dame, at Notre Dame, on February 19 . . . Leah M. Gearhart, of
Tulsa, Okla., and Lt. Mervin Danielson, of Lehigh, at Fairfield,
Iowa, February 14 . . . Agnes Orskag, of Moorland, to Pfc.
Dale Hagen, of Hanlontown, February 8, at Forrest City. He is stationed
at Orlando, Fla.
SCOREBOARD. The Dodger wrestlers, after copping the Big Seven Title
at Waterloo, went on to take the district meet at Fort Dodge, despite plenty of
tough competition. Eddie Steinhoff, undefeated this year in the
112 pound class, was a title winner. So was Kenny Schmoker, in
the 145 pound class. Final score, Dodgers 34, Clarion 32 and Eagle Grove 30. Cherokee
was in the meet, too, but I have forgotten what they got in points. They were fourth.
The state meet will be held at Clarion on the 26th. Fort Dodge, as the result of
its district showing, is entitled to send seven men, the title holders and five
runner-uppers . . . Those Mohawks at Mason City are still tough. They took us the
other night, 29 to 22. Bright spot in the game for us was Junior Janssen,
who went out and got 14 points. Knack also played nice ball for
the Dodgers. That win just about cinches second place for the Mohawks in the Big
Seven. Roosevelt of Des Moines is leading at this time . . . Manson defeated Corpus
Christi of Fort Dodge, 43 to 26, last Fri- day . . . Algona defeated Sacred Heart,
35 to 18 . . . Lehigh defeats Corpus Christi, 33 to 30 . . . Barnum defeats Rutland,
50 to 20. Gowrie Girls take Coon Rapids, 53 to 33. The Gowrie boys, however, lost
to Coon Rapids, 44 to 24. It’s my guess that the Gowrie Girls are headed for the
FROM THE FIVE CORNERS OF THE WORLD. Lt. F. W. Griffith,
India, “We make frequent trips to China. We often have an opportunity to eat there,
and the Chinese cooks are really good, especially when they make chicken noodle
soup. Early in January we received a presidential citation, which is the highest
honor an army unit can receive. Our living quarters are a far cry from our homes
in Fort Dodge. We live in little “Bashas” with thatched roofs. My room mate and
I have ours fixed up with rugs, chairs, tables, and anything else we can find.”
S/Sgt. R. A. Johnson, New Guinea, “Sgt. Alfred Jensen
from home is here with me in this squadron, in fact he is also a radio man in communications
section with me. Many are the evening bull-sessions around our nightly pot of coffee
(we stand in good with the cooks) that we have talked of nothing but the old home
town and the places we are going to visit when we get back there in the not too
distant future (we hope). So far, our main work up here has been to get our squadron
area into liveable stages. To do this we’ve had to dig so many ditches that in comparison
Holland is practically a desert, haul sand for roads and walks, build various buildings
out of native lumber which is in the nearby jungles. We have things pretty well
in hand now though, we have a short-wave radio that gets the U. S. Programs from
Frisco, a phonograph with about two dozen records. You've no idea how tiresome “The
Wabash Cannon Ball,” “Freight Train Blues,’ and “The Honey Song” can get, but then
I guess we should be lucky we've got that. We have built a volley-ball court, a
horseshoe court, and there is a river close to the area so we don’t suffer from
lack of exercise, as if ditch digging isn’t enough. There has been a volleyball
every night between the Officers and the Enlisted Men. So far, I’m sorry to say,
the Officers have won all. However, there is a long time ahead for us to come back
at them. Every now and then we get a visit from the Sons of the Emperor (we call
them something else) but they never cause much damage, just keep us on our toes.
Our group has a movie every night except Sunday but it either is interrupted by
an alert or else it rains, but if we go for two or three nights we can usually see
the whole show. You see, there are several other outfits nearby that have shows
also, and if we don’t see all of it at one place we just look up and see where it
is playing the next night and wrangle a jeep from the motor sergeant and take off.”
Walter F. Swanson, South Pacific, “I am reminded of Fort Dodge
often on our ship as we have had Tobin meats aboard several times. It takes the
good old U.S. A., for good meats as the New Zealand and Ausiralian meats are not
Pfc. Fauncey Beminio, New Guinea, “Regarding the subject of “the
man of the year,” I whole-heartedly agree that the fighting man, who, by the way,
is the best this world has ever seen, or probably will ever see, should be nominated
“the man of the year” or better yet how about “man of the century”? I don’t know
what Uncle Sam would do and I hate to think of it, if he didn’t have his nephews.
Although it’s a bit late, but better late than never, I want to wish each and every
one of you, of the YLFH, a very happy and prosperous New Year and I hope that all
of us can spend the next new year’s eve together. There is a slogan in this area
that goes something like this “the Golden Shores in 44” I think we may make it.”
Cpl. Tom Merryman, New Guinea, “I really enjoy reading YLFH. There
is only one thing wrong and that is the postmaster doesn’t do an efficient job in
getting them to me in order. Guess I’ll have to write to him about it. The last
letter from home I received was December 31st so you can plainly see that he has
slightly collapsed enroute, Anyway, hope he gets on his feet again and gets a few
more to me. Well, I am in New Guinea at the present time in the hospital with a
slight back or rib injury. There are a few fellas in this ward with me—most of them
are Marines that were at Cape Gloucester. There are none of them that are in very
bad shape. As a whole, the fellas are all pretty cheerful around here. One thing
we like to comment on is the work of the Red Cross. It really is very excellent.
They furnished all of us with cigarettes, (which I don’t smoke), candy, gum, razors,
handkerchiefs, and many other small articles. It sure is good to get candy for a
change. I probably would have lots of it if I ever get my Christmas and birthday
presents from home, but guess they will surprise me on the 4th of July.”
Lt. (j. g.) J. E. Lindstrom, South Pacific, “Business around here
is pretty good—for us—I imagine things will pick up before long, too. Right now
I’m on watch—00:04 and is nearly time for my relief to show up, so will pipe down
for this time. Thanks again for YLFH. They are the most news ever compressed on
one page. “Hello” and best regards to all the folks there.”
Cpl. John W. Fischer, Boca Raton, Fla., “Sunday is the day most
of us down here take off for the beach with our suits in one hand and a pitsol packin’
mama attached to the other one. But today being an unusually cold day here in Florida,
I thought this is the chance I've been waiting for to get a few leters written.
I’m going to radar school here in Boca Raton.”
Lt. Robert E. Allen, Orlando, Florida, “I've been commissioned
six months now. Was in charge of the skeet instruction at Kingman, Arizona, Aerial
Gunnery School for about six months and then received a commission as a Gunnery
Officer. Am now Gunnery Officer for this heavy bombardment Group composed of B-17
and B-24 airplanes. As you probably will remember, I was quite a persistent trapshooter
in a semi-professional sort of way before I came into the Army. Was able to capitalize
on that ex- perience in a big way. To give you an idea of the sort of work that
I’m doing dewn here I’m enclosing a copy of a little booklet on skeet shooting which
I wrote for our gunners to study. Tell Eno to stretch one of his runways a little
bit and maybe some of us in the Air Corps can visit home once in a while. I had
a chance to fly home on one of our B-17’s about two weeks ago but looked up the
home town airport in the Airport Directory and discovered that the runways there
are about three thousand feet too short to safely attempt a landing in a 17.
And other fine letters came in this week from John Hamann, S 1/c,
USCG San Francisco . . . Cpl. Ross Tuel, Jr. , APO New York . .
. Pfc. Robert Steyer, England . . . Cpl. Otho Rohr,
Victorville, Calif. . . . Cpl. Lester E. Person, APO San Francisco
. . . Alva Long, AMM 3/c, Corpus Christi . . . Pvt. Don Richey,
APO, New York . . . Pvt. Earl J. Rowley, New Guinea . . . A/C
Dale M. Sperry, Pecos, Texas . . . Pfc. Cleo Hanson,
Camp Murphy, Fla. . . . Cpl. Gerald Machavec, Camp Butner, N. C.
. . . Ens. Isabel Knutson, San Diego . . . Pvt. Earl L. Murphy,
Ft. Meade, Md. . . . Pvt. Lester Evans, North Africa . . .
T/3 Eugene Carlson, APO New York. (Yes sir, Gene. We'll play that number
on the 19th of March—two days after St. Patricks Day and the day after my birthday)
. . . Sgt. Melvin Walrod, APO Miami, Fla. . . . Cpl. Lloyd
Musselman, India . . . Capt. J. K. Jensen, Shreveport,
Ala. . . . Howard Crosby, 5 2/c, Port Hueneme, Calif . . .
Nels Klingson, S 1/c, Pensacola, Fla. . . . R. M. Fortney,
S 2/c Farragut, Idaho . . . Cpl. Zierke, Hawaii . . . T/S Guy
Bosworth, Camp Campbell, Ky. . . . Cpl. Lloyd Larson,
Marysville, Calif. . . . Pvt. Francis Fennesay, Davis, Calif. .
. . Lt. Edward E. Weiss, APO New York . . . Sgt. Earl R. Larson,
India . . . M/Sgt. M. L. “The Old Red Head” Campbell, APO New York
. . . Pfc. Karl T. Larson, Iowa City . . . Pfc. Eddie P. Larson,
Ft. Dix, N. J. . . . Cpl. Harold Carl, Italy . . . Cpl. George
Mickelson, England . . . A. M. Skophammer, H A 2/,
FPO San Francisco . . . Pfc. Arthur A. Hamann, Salina, Kansas .
. . Pfc. Bernard Loth, Camp Crowder, Mo. . . . Lt. Delbert
E. Williamson, England . . . Pvt. Bill Day, Oahu,
Hawaiian Islands . . . Pfc. Robert Dobmeier, Camp Butner, N. C.
and A/C Robert O. Highland, Chander, Ariz.
So long everyone. It’s been grand hearing from you. Write when you can, Good luck
and God bless you. We'll be back again next week.
Your home town correspondent,