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May 12, 1944

DEAR JOE: Is this New Guinea or Southern California or Louisiana or Sunny Italy, or what? It’s still raining!!! Mr. Reed of the weather bureau says its the latest spring in a quarter of a century . . . I wish it would dry up . . . Joe, you can look for a lot of teen age mail one of these days. The boys and girls at high school are organizing a great letter writing bee . . . Made a speech up there the other day. Among other things, I said you'd like to know if Loomis Park had opened up, That was greeted by a New Guinea gale of laughter. What's the special significance of Loomis Park, Joe? Have I been missing something? . . . It’s still raining. I ask you, is this etc., etc. . . .

AROUND THE TOWN. Judge John E. Mulroney is in Philadelphia, attending a meeting of the American Law Institute . . . The High School orchestra and the a cappella choir gave their last concert of the season Sunday. . . “It Pays to Advertise,’ senior class play, will be presented at the high school tonight . . . In the Elks Kentucky Derby pool, Blank Swaney had Stir Up and all the other favorites. Two Elks from Humboldt took the money . . . Water in North Twin Lake is a foot higher this year . . . 300 attended “Hobgoblin House,” senior class play at Harcourt. . . Freak auto accident. Clarence Dixon was driving toward Fort Dodge, south, on highway 169. Coming up from behind, Henry Enger, of Ottosen, driving much faster, ran into the back end of the Dixon car. Result, five people injured, both cars demolished. It happened last Friday evening . . . Andrew Hovey, of Badger, is dead. He died last Thursday, 82 years old . . . Fred Roepke, PhM, and prisoner of the Japs, writes that he is well. He was captured at Guam, December, 1941 . . . Tomorrow, Mrs. George Harrison, mother of Sgt. Ross Burd, will receive the air medal he earned. Ross was listed as missing in the New Guinea area October 13th . . . Dorn Machovec, boy slayer of his stepfather, Paul Voss, is out on $25,000 bail from Ft. Madison penitentiary. Money was put up in cash by an Omahan interested in the 16 year old. He is now in Father Flanagan’s Boy’s Town . . . The annual community picnic will be held at Badger on the 17th . . . Walter Williams has an albino robin living in his yard. The breast is red but the rest of the plumage is white . . . Sgt. Clarence Johnson, of Stratford, is back home for good to farm his widowed mother’s 240 acre farm. He had served 39 months, more than a year overseas.

WAGNER, CHURCH BELLS AND ORANGE BLOSSOMS. Maude Guppy, of Australia, and Wallace E. Lowry, of Callender, December 20, 1943, somewhere down under. Wallie is an aviation metalsmith, 1st class . . . Cleo Deal, of Indianola, and Ray Piltingsrud, of Callender, April 23rd, at Callender . . . Phyllis Crouch, and Merton Culver, of Somers, at Webster City, April 30th .. . Arlene Harris, of Duncombe, and Joe Engles, of Vincent, April 29th, in Fort Dodge.

ENJOYING MOM’S COOKING. Cpl. Robert Van Scoy, from Camp Beale, Calif. . . . Sgt. Al Rabiner, from Camp Atterbury, Ind. . . . Pfc. T. Valashek, of Lehigh, from Long Island, New York . . . Pvt. Marvin McCoy, from Camp Pickett, Va. . . . S/Sgt. Claude Crow, of Gowrie, from 23 months in New Guinea . . . Flight officer Don Collins. He’s on his way to Lincoln, Neb. . . . S/Sgt. and Mrs. Willard Rossow, of Duncombe, from Camp Howze, Texas . . . Pvt. Jim Davis, from San Antonio, Texas . . . Capt. and Mrs. Paul Maggio, from Victoria, Texas . . . Pfc. Sol Ashkenaze, from Camp Roberts, Calif. . . Angie Johnson, SK 2/c, of Duncombe, from Norman, Okla. . . . Don Elsen, S 1/e, from his ship at Boston . . . Cpl. Quentin Parker, from Randolph’ Field, Texas . . . S/Sgt. and Mrs. John Peterson, from Oklahoma City . . . Lt. and Mrs. Emmett O'Connor, from Camp Haan, Calif. . . . Lt. Robert DeLanoit, of Badger, enroute to Austin, Texas. . . . 2nd Lt. Edward Peschau, from Miami, Fla. . . . Lt. Willis Rich, from Camp Beale, Calif. . . . Lt. (j. g.) Chas. Anderson, late of Banana River, Fla., is now home at Harcourt on leave and heading for Alameda, Calif.

SCOREBOARD. This is the way the sectional baseball tournament has gone so far out at Dodger field. Dodgers beat Dayton, 3 to 2. Corpus Christi beat Lehigh, 8 to 2, Lanyon beat Moorland, 6 to 5, and Burnside doubled Farnhamville, 12 to 0. In the next round, Burnside defeated Corpus Christi, 2 to 0. Swalla, Burnside moundsman, struck out 17 celts. Tommy Donahoe held Burnside to only three hits but hooked up with errors they yielded runs. Swalla is a sensation . . . The Dodgers defeated Lanyon, 4 to 0. Knack and Janssen shared mound honors, Lanyon got seven scattered hits, the Dodgers only three, but they made them count . . . Harold Rice and Bob Umsted took top money in the Frost Bowling Merry Go Round last week. Flash! The Dodgers won the sectional baseball tournament from Burnside. Score was 3 to 1.

HOME TOWN BOYS MAKE GOOD. To first class, water tender Tipton A. Tenant, somewhere in the Southwest Pacific . . . The Distinguished Flying Cross has been awarded to 5S/Sgt. Oscar J. Olson, tail gunner on a Fort in England . . . Lt. Jim Lizer, with the marines, has the air medal now for service in the Southwest Pacific. Jim is a fighter pilot . . .To 1st Lt. Frank Griffith, flying a transport on the India-China run . . . To Sgt., Jack Gadbury, somewhere in Italy . . . Earl Hively, to S 1/c, somewhere in England . . . To SK 2/c, Alice Koerner, with the WAVES at New Orleans . . . To petty officer first class, Svend Mogensen, in Australia. . . To Capt. Irving L. Kuehnast, of Badger, now with the 10th air force in India. . . To Sgt., Clarence Dueker, of Davis, Calif. . . .To Capt., W. O. Townsend, at Boeing Field, Seattle, Wash. . . . To 1st Lt., George H. Lawler, at Camp Howze, Texas . . . To Cpl. Jack Skophammer, somewhere overseas for almost a year . . . To Sgt., Ivan F. Hunter, at MacDill Field, Tampa, Fla.

OVER HERE. Sgt. Ted Rule may soon leave the post office in Ft. McArthur to work in the censor’s office in England . . . Doris

Grunden, S 2/c, is with the WAVES at Stillwater, Okla. . . . Lt. T. M. Mann, now stationed at Hamilton Field, Calif., expects to go back to the Southwest Pacific soon. His wife, the former Jane Pray, is with him . . . Pvt. Harry Zeka, is at Scott Field, Ill. Harry wants to know, “is there anyone else here from Fort Dodge?” Don't know, this ought to be one way to find out . . . Mildred Marianne Schwendemann, of Duncombe, is now at Naval Training School, Bronx, New York . . . After 20 months in the Yukon country, Sgt. Emfrid Johnson, is back in the God’s country—in Camp Sutton, N. C., for a refresher course.

MOVIN’ AROUND. To Chico, Calif., Sgt. Lloyd S. Larson, at the army air field . . . To Camp Rucker, Ala., Pvt. Curtis A. Clutter . . . To Hutchinson, Kansas, and B-24 ground school, from San Diego, Bill Howard, Jr. Bill says the next move will be to the Southwest Pacific . . . To Maxwell Field, Ala., A/S Vernon Fiderlick . . . To the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, Willard Whitecombe, S 2/c. He’s in signal man’s school . . . Stan C. Betters, CM 2/c, is now in Miami Beach, Florida. On the way over from New Orleans, his boat docked at Key West. He had a few minutes talk with Lt. Ralph Bastian. We'll see what we can do about the Cradle Roll, Stan. Congratulations! . . .To U. S. Sub Base, New London, Conn., from the University of Minn., Robert L. Netland, F 2/c . . . Pvt. Dale J. Taylor is now at San Diego, Calif. . . . To Orlando, Fla., Sgt. Donald O. Buck.

OVERSEAS. Blair Livasy is in the Hawaiian Islands. His brother, Bernard, is somewhere in the Southwest Pacific with the Navy. Forrest is also in the Navy. Thanks for the pictures, Blair . . . Pfc. Don Willis, U. S. M. C., after serving his apprenticeship guarding Japs, riding ammunition trains, is now on the high seas on a ship that “should get into it soon.” . . . Cpl. Howard W. Rogers is in England with the E. T. O. Been there almost a year. We'll take care of that request, Leonard. . . “It’s just like Fort Dodge in the summer.” That’s Pvt. Herb Saboe’s description of Northern Ireland. He “likes it swell” . . . In England now is Pvt. R. J. Mailander . . . Somewhere in England now is Pfc. Eddie P. Larson.

DOWN UNDER. 1st Lt. Karl W. Abel is in New Guinea, where “one day we have dust over everything and the next day wade in mud up to our knees.” But, “life really isn’t as rough here as I expected.” . . . Edwin Ray Marsh, EM 1/c, is back in San Diego for three months schooling after a stay in Australia, where there are “lots of beautiful girls and nice beaches.”

EXCUSE IT, PLEASE. Shucks, ‘nother typographical error. L. E. Baughman is a captain—not a corporal.

GLAD TO SEE EACH OTHER. In Italy, Cpl. D. R. Hendricks, Lt. Willard Olson and Franny Carlson. Don found Willard in his tent one night after coming from a U.S. O. show. Bill is flying a bomber over there and just dropped in. Another afternoon, Franny Carlson dropped by for a few hours chat. Fran is back from the beachhead for a rest . . . Pfc. Fred Nordgren and Sgt. Champlain see each other in merry old England quite often. Fred says he’s also run into a number of Tobin products. . . In Italy, on the Anzio Beachhead, Capt. Dave Alftine, of Gowrie, and Capt. Bill Thatcher, where Dave says he finds “heretofore unknown comfort in the depths of a hole in the ground.” Dave has also seen our own Mary Dolliver. Bless you Captain, we are honored to take care of the request. They'll be there on Mother’s Day . . . In New Guinea, Pvt. Richard Wonders and Donald Mangnusson, of Dayton.

THANKS TO BOB AULT, S 2/c, Farragut, Idaho, we are the proud possessor of a late issue of the “Farragut News,” which features in picture and story the athletic prowess of Mickey, Abe, and Hugo Castagnoli. They are all at Farragut. Abe is Camp Hill 175 pound wrestling champion, and Mickey is camp heavyweight wrestling champion. Nice going, guys. As I remember it, you did all right back here, too.

NEWS FROM CORSICA. Cpl. Harold Carl is running a radio station in Corsica and had a grandstand seat for the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. “I was there when she blew her top and saw a whole town wiped out.” Boar hunting is a Corsican sport but Harold hasn’t spotted one yet. Greenbacks are not acceptable in Corsica. “We have to use franc notes like we had in Africa. Looks more like wall paper. One franc two cents.” Carl has Ft. Dodge, Iowa, printed on the back of his field jacket and hopes some day a Dodges will come along, slap him on the back and say, “Hi, neighbor.”

CAMP PAPERS. “Army Times” and “Mecha News” from Pvt. Melvin Inman, Amarillo, Texas . . . “The Thirteener” from Pvt. Don Haring, Ft. Meade, Md. . . . “The Acroplis News” bringing to us that dazzling superwoman or splendid gal, “Superklootch” from Cpl. Kenny Risdall, APO, Seattle, Washington . . . “The Snafnews” from Lt. Tom Mann, Hamilton Field, Calif. (Say, someone, what does “Snafu” mean or stand for?) . . . “The Farragut News” from Ralph J. Meyers, SC 2/c, Farragut . . . “Wings” from Pvt. Ralph W. Gambach, Chanute Field, Ill. . . . The Bayonet” from Sgt. Earl Halbach . . . “The Harpoon” from D. R. Gawtry, U. S. C. G., Brooklyn, New York . . . “Jax Air News” from C. O. Lindquist, Jacksonville, Fla. . . . “The Alert” from S/Sgt. Ted Rule, San Pedro, Calif. . . . “The Pointer” from Julius A. Krebs, Brooklyn, New York . . . A number of New Guinea sheets from Capt. John F. Sulzbach, New Guinea . . . “The Valley Times” and “Guinea Gold” from S/Sgt. Richard A. Johnson, New Guinea. . . “The Nautilus” from K. M. Lochner, BM 1/c, Ames, Iowa . . . “The Dope Sheet” from Bud Demitroff, PhM 2/c, Hertford, N. C. . . . “The Message” from Pfc. Cleo Hanson, Camp Murphy, Florida . . . “The Gosport” from A/C Clifton Gawtry, Pensacola, Florida.

FROM THE FIVE CORNERS OF THE WORLD. Capt. John F. Sulzbach, New Guinea, “Have you ever heard of the ants of New

Guinea? Well, here we have red, white, black and yellow ants of all sizes, from midgets to heavy weights. They are everywhere and into everything. They fly, crawl, gallop, and, although I have yet to see one, I surmise there is an amphibious breed. The toughest variety is the red middle weight who takes great delight in applying a “full nelson” to the most accessible part of your hide. Around here the natives will practically give you anything they possess for a bottle of peroxide. They apply this to their fuzzy wuzzy hair and bleach it to a sort of a “strawberry blonde” appearance. Then they still have their betel nut, which dyes their hair a dark red. Recently, in our area, we noticed our laundry boys hair was blacker and had a better sheen than usual, On further investigation, we found they were rubbing the exhaust carbon of our generators on their hair. Everyday, we become more confused as to the question of whether the G. I’s are civilizing the natives or vice versa. I am thoroughly convinced that hair dying and bleaching was not originated by the American female, but rather by the male New Guinea “fuzzy wuzzy.” Some of the local bywords of the G. I’s: “I’m ill at ease, overseas”; “I’m getting skinny in New Guinea”; “Are you nervous in the service, because there’s malaria in your area.” My Easter Sunday mass and Easter suit (latest G. L model) deserve mention. First, the Easter outfit. One badly faded G. I. khaki shirt, open at the neck with sleeves rolled up; G. I. pants, faded to match the shirt, with caked mud on the bottoms and a slight tear in the right knee; G. I. shoes, cut to oxford style, bespattered with dried splatches of mud; no hat; and a G. L. hair cut. We attended mass at a rustic chapel on the shores of the blue Pacific, with jungle for the other back-drops. The chapel was so crowded that my pew was necessarily the flaring roots of a huge mahogany type tree, adjacent to the chapel. These roots start about six feet above the ground and form a solid flange with the trunk of the tree, supporting it much as we do our Christmas trees back home. They extend eight to ten feet out from the trunk, at which distance they sink their roots into good old “Mother Earth” for the tree’s sustenance. Needless to say, I had an excellent pew.”

S/Sgt. Melvin L. Campbell, Italy, “Don’t believe all the stories you hear about the powdered eggs, as they can be used in lots of ways and there are things a lot worse. And when I get back home, I shall prove it to some of those guys that say they can’t eat them. I received a nice letter from Mr. Roderick a few days ago and I sure like to hear from some of the gang. The “Gas House News” has been coming through in good shape, thanks to Mrs. Rosene. Till we meet again. The old Red Head.”

T/5 James Buckroyd, New Guinea, “I'm still shooting pictures as usual. The rest of the characters here are photographers from all over the states. Of course, each man claims to be the best photographer, and that leads to hours of “discussion” on the subject. The movie men shoot for the newsreels and have recently turned out two films that should be released in the states soon. Watch for them because they are good. The name of one is “Dexterity.” We, the stillmen, shoot mostly for the newspapers and record. I just got back from my first combat mission and it proved to be a very interesting assignment. I was in Australia a few weeks ago, and I found the “Dinkums” or “Aussies” a pretty good bunch. A few of our boys are marrying Australian girls and I can’t say that I blame them. Some of them are really nice. The beer situation is bad because they only have a forty-five minute “pub-call.”

Pfc. Hugh Carlson, North Africa, “These Arabs do give us lots of original ideas that we have never dreamed of, let alone ever dream of dreaming of. For instance, take their idea of having the women do the work, putting her under lock and key when any other guy comes in sight, and hiding her face with a handkerchief. It sounds all very backwards, but boy it sure has its good points. Of course, this just applies to all the one woman guys only, and not these so called twentieth century wolves. Say, maybe Larry Geer remembers me and maybe he doesn’t, but I used to haunt the Laramar when I was home three years ago. And you can tell him that the day we all get back there is going to be one heck of a job getting us all in. I never had a chance to see the new Dodger Field that everybody is talking about, so how about a word by word description of it. It looks as though I am missing out on a lot of things back home.” (We'll do one, next letter.)

Lt. H. W. Green, Italy, “Life over here is quite comfortable. My tent is fixed up with a stone floor salvaged from bombed buildings and installed by Italian labor at 65 cents a day. A skilled worker makes only $1 a day over here. We also have running water (a faucet welded on a large can), electric lights and a good gas stove to keep warm these chilly evenings. So you can see it’s really a pretty comfortable setting for overseas army life.”

Pvt. L. M. Magoon, Marshall Islands, “We go into the ocean almost every day and splash around. The floor of the lagoon is covered with beautiful coral formations, sharp too, among which swim all sizes and shapes of tropical fish. (Sure was sorry about it, fellow, but glad Martha liked the flowers.)

S/Sgt. Richard A. Johnson, New Guinea, “Alfred Jensen and I are in the 387th and one of the Hood boys is in the 388th. Chuck Pessica used to be in the 389th but left it back in the states. Thanks to you and your sponsors for Y. L. F. H. I’m really proud to say I'm from Fort Dodge.” (Thanks for the swell papers, Dick.)

Lt. Robert W. Cahill, England, “I am now running my own P. 0. and, though not as fancy as Phil Vaughn's, we really are on a par from the service standpoint, So far, we are only giving service to one Fort Dodger that we know of. Dr. Schwidder is using our P. O. We hope he will get all his mail, as, being a dentist, we might have to let him in our mouths once in a while. Spring is really in swing here now and we have a front yard full of cauliflower and cabbages. People here really go for them. Flowers are all over the place and tend to make it very easy on the eyes as well as being a bit homey. People here seem to be real lovers of nature and walk for miles in the country just for something to do. Today being Sunday, and a very beautiful day, the roads were full of hikers. The people here are all quite friendly and seem to regard the American as a pretty fair guy.”

S/Sgt. Elmer Gross, New Caledonia, “The people here are French and natives, so you can see we have a hard time trying to talk to them.

Sgt. Vern T. Danielson, Camp Howze, Texas, “I’m a cook in a Tank Destroyer Battalion. I kinda like my job as I'm more or less my own boss as long as the meals are on time. We are using the coal burning army range and it sure makes a lot more work than

the gas stoves. I’ve cooked in garrison, in the field, on the train, in a moving truck and any place they tell us. We have a gasoline stove which is pretty compact to do the cooking when on the move or out in the field. I can say one thing good about our cooking on the stove and that is you don’t have to stir anything to keep it from burning. Just look out so it doesn’t splash and burn you.” (Thanks for the picture, Vern.)

Pfc. DeWayne Godfrey, India, “I landed not very long ago in India. The weather over here is very warm, or rather hot! And we have many mosquitoes. The natives are very friendly. And ever since we landed, the only word we heard them say was “bopecheck.” It means gifts or to that order. The natives common mode of transportation and working horsepower is water buffalo.”

Cpl. Dick Broadstone, Italy, “Last week I was chatting with an M. P. guiding traffic on one of Italy’s shell torn bridges, and whatta ya’ know? After 15 minutes of conversation on odd subjects we discover simultaneously that we're both from Webster County, Iowa. It turns out that he’s from Lehigh, while I’m from Fort Dodge. His name was Cpl. Wayne Daniels, Lehigh, Iowa. Between traffic intervals, and jeep-riding generals, he managed to show me a copy of “Y. L. F. H.” It was the first one I've seen and really interesting. We had a good time later on picking out mutual acquaintances. He suggested writing you so I’m doing so. Both of us have been in lowa’s 34th Inf. Div. for three years, two of which have been spent overseas. So, if you have an extra copy of “Y. L. F. H.” lying around, please mail it in my direction, and I'll really appreciate it.” (Cpl. it’s on its way.)

E. M. Bodaken, Great Lakes, Ill, "I am being trained here at Great Lakes for sea duty (I hope). Chicago is a great servicemen’s town—never met so many congenial people in such a short time. Sort of made me feel as though I were in good old Fort Dodge, but not quite. P. S. Have that 10:00 o’clock coffee in Constantine’s for me, will you?”

Pvt. Sterling Stensrud, Anzio Beachhead, “At the present moment, I'm sitting here looking out across “no man’s land” and it’s kind of funny, knowing that if Jerry knew where I was, he would start throwing that stuff again. It pays to keep your head in a hole around here in daylight hours.”

Sgt, Clifford Van Meter, Anzio Beachhead, “I was taken into the army from draft board No. 2, April 8, 1941. Since then, I have traveled a long ways. Joined the 34th division, and have been with them ever since. Have been in Ireland, Scotland, England, Algeria, Tunisia, Southern Italy, and now the Beachhead. There are just four of us left that trained at Claiborne. We have been very lucky, although two of us have been hit twice, it could be much worse. Remember “Buck the Yodeling Cowboy’? I have seen him several times. He is with the engineers. Guess he is ready to come home too, Too much is too much for anybody.”

Pvt. Don Johnson, New Guinea, “Rain is a common thing around here. As for red ants and insects around here, they sure crowd us. When we first got here, some of the boys killed a 19 foot snake. For the first couple of nights, when we first got here, I found some land crabs in my bed. The natives around here are all friendly and are sure something to see. Some of them can talk a little English and come around and ask for cigarettes. Their hair sticks out about six to eight inches from their head. They wear very little and they aren’t very big. I really don’t see how they can live so long in this country.”

Lt. Oliver H. Smith, England, “England is surely a damp country. Lots of very beautiful spring wild flowers. I’m sure anxious for summer to get here so I can get warm once. They say summer was on a Tuesday in England last year.”

Pvt. Paul Bargar, Camp Blanding, Florida, “It’s really nice down here. All you have to worry about is malaria, mosquitoes, wild boars, coral snakes, sunstroke, the food and the first sergeant. Where the camp is located, all there is is sand, sand, and swamps. It’s really very beautiful, though.”

A/C Raymond Hogan, Maxwell Field, Ala., “Last Sunday I moved from Georgia to Alabama. This is a pre-flight school for pilots, and oh, man! what a place. I’ve been here a week now and all I have said is “Yes, sir,” and “No, sir.” We eat our meals at attention, put our silverware at just the right angle and all sorts of discipline. The classes are really tough, math, code, airplane identification, first aid and other subjects. I sure hope I can make it and get my wings in about six months as a pilot. P. S. How are they coming at the Laramar? And where is Buck, the handsome, singing, lonesome cowboy?” (The dances at the Laramar still go on, Bud. But the bands aren’t what they were and the crowds have changed. We miss you and your gang, Bud. Only the very young and the old are there now . . . When we last heard from him, Buck, the h. l. s. cowboy was twanging his gee-tar in Italy, “drinking his java from an old tin can.”)

And out of the mail bag tumbled other cards and letters, and even a coconut from New Guinea, from Cpl. Bill Hartman, covered with stamps and adhesive tape. It’s holding a place of honor now in our show case. And those other cards and letters, all of them grand, came from Capt. A, W. Sinnott, APO, New York . . . Pvt. Curtis D. Pederson, Camp Phillips, Kansas . . . Pvt. Don McLaughlin, Truax Field, Wisconsin . . . A/C Vyron Frye, Santa Ana, Calif. . . . Pfc. James Brockman, APO, New York. (We'll take care of those requests, fellow) . . . Wm. Skophammer, HA 2/c, Pacific area, (O. K., Bill. Dick is now a subscriber.) . . . Major Charles J. Baker, APO, New York . . . Leonard W. Rogers, England . . . Pfc. Dwayne Essig, Italy . . . Julius Krebs, New York. (Thanks for the paper, Julius.) . . . Pvt. Floyd Wempe, Denver, Colorado . . . A/S Bob E. Williams, Cincinnati, Ohio . . . Pvt. Glenn Eastin, Fresno, Calif. . . . Pvt. Richard S. Wonder, New Guinea . . . Pvt. John Brand, Island of Oahu. (Yes sir, we've put Dale on the list of old subscribers.) . . . Pvt. Gene Nolan, APO, New York . . . 2/Lt. Delbert Williamson, APO, New York . . . Carl Porter, FPO, San Francisco . . . Pvt. H. L. Whitaker, Greenville, Pa. . . . Duane Wendell, FPO, San Francisco . . . Pfc. Richard Rosenow, FPO, San Francisco . . . 1st Sgt. Charles F. Buss, APO, New York . . . Cpl. Gould Armstrong, APO, New York . . . Pvt. Ralph W. Gambach, Chanute Field, Ill. . . Sgt. Edwin Millang, England . . . James Porter, 5 2/c, FPO, San Francisco . . . Cpl. Stan Ulrich, Fort Knox, Ky. . . . Clarence Fritts, S 1/c, FPO, New York . . . A/C Clifton Gawtry, Pensacola, Florida.

And that’s about it for now. We've arrived at that familiar corner. Good luck, Joe and Jane, We're pulling for you. See you next week,

Your home town correspondent, Ed Breen.

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