July 20, 1944 – News about the Boys in the U.S. Army and Navy

Nisqually Valley News

Lt. Charles N. Gruber, formerly assistant chief of the Military Personnel Branch at Los Angeles Port of Embarkation, has been transferred to the Operations Division of the War Department General Staff.  His wife, Mrs. Lois I. Gruber, lives in Yelm.  Lt. Gruber has been visiting in Yelm for the past couple of weeks.

Hal Wolf, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wolf arrived home on Wednesday evening for his leave following his boot camp training at Farragut, Idaho.  Mr. and Mrs. Wolf drove to Seattle to meet him there.  While here Hal will spend a night at Camp Olympus with other Boy Scouts from Yelm.

Bill Densley, grandson of Mrs. C. J. Hughes is now in the Army and stationed at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, according to work received hero by Mrs. Hughes.

Staff Sgt. And Mrs. Rex Eide are arrived home Thursday of this week from Colorado Springs, where Rex has been stationed with a Mountain Artillery Unit.  Rex is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Eide.  When Rex Eide and Hal Wolf both get here you can almost expect Wolf’s Store to shut down for a few days so that the Eide and Wolf families can do a first class job of visiting with their sons.

Wesley Stancil, Aviation Ordnance Mate Sc, is now home on a 14 day leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Stancil.  Wes, who was a graduated from the Yelm Hi School in the class of 1943, has recently been training at Beaufort, South Carolina.

Pvt. Charles Sokolik, son of Mrs. Jane Sokolik, is now stationed at Camp Roberts, California.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Morehouse have recently received a letter from their grandson, Staff Sgt. Charles E. Ogier, who is now in England.  He has been awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf, Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross.  He modestly states:  “nothing outstanding, but I’m proud of them.”

Pfc. and Mrs. Wayne Vancil and small daughter, Betty, returned to their home in Merced, California, on Thursday, after spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Vancil and family.  Wayne is in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Leonard Docherty, son of Mrs. B. J. Docherty, reported for induction into Uncle Sam’s Navy on Thursday.

Sgt. And Mrs. Don Marr and small son, Bill, were in Yelm seeing old friends on Tuesday.  Don has recently been training in California, and expects that this will be his lust furlough before being shipped out.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Yenne are in Texas, visiting their son, Aviation Cadet Dale Yenne, and Perrin Field.  On their return trip they will come by way of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to visit their other son, Staff Sgt. And Mrs. Jack Yenne.

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