April 5, 1945 News About The Boys in the U.S. Army and Navy

Nisqually Valley News

Pfc. Neil Curry, of the Army Air Corps has been visiting his father, J.M. Curry, and other relatives in Yelm and Seattle for the past couple of weeks.

SFC Ralph Weber, who has been in the Southwest Pacific for the past year arrived home last Friday. Ralph has been injured and may be in line for a medical discharge. He is the son of Roland Weber.

Sic. Glen Smith, who is training for a radio man, in California, son of Mr. And Mrs. Ed Smith, has been home on leave.

Pfc. Hugh Foster, a former resident of Yelm, and a grandson of Mrs. Mame R. Fuller who has been visiting in Yelm for the past week, is in Europe with the 8th Air Force, according to a truck driver.

S1c. Mike Johnson and Pvt. Marvin Hodge recently called on Sgt. And Mrs. Arthur Van Walk at their home in Watsonville, California. Both fellows were in the Call of ’44 at the Yelm High School and Mrs. Van Walk is the former Grace Howard, their class advisor. Others of this class seeing each other in California were Sic. Leonard Docherty and Marvella Sickles. Leonard has recently been shipped out and Marvella is employed in California.

Cpl. Cecil Stewart, son of Robert T. Stewart, of Yelm, has recently arrived in England at a U.S. Strategic Air Force Station, and has received a brief orientation course at the station which is designed to help him in the combat zone. Cpl. Stewart will soon transfer to his permanent station from which America’s fighting planes cover our advance into Germany.

Young Dick Loutzenhiser writes from Europe that he is living in a dugout, he does not like that so well., so when he came up for air, he spaded up some ground and planted some onion seed, the only kind the Frenchmen seem to have. His parents said that it took France to get him interested in gardening.

Cpl. Chaoles Sokolik writes to his mother to say he was transferred to the Engineers of the 3rd Army at Liverpool, and is now stationed in Germany with a bridge crew.

Ships Cook 2c. Mildred Self, of the Spars is visiting with relatives in Yelm, having arrived here on March 30th. Miss Self is now stationed in Seattle.

Cpl. Fermin Bennet writes to his friends in Yelm and reports that he is with the ground crew of an Air Group called the Hell Hawks.

Cpl. Jack Maybe, son of Mrs. F. C. Maybe, arrived home last Friday from thirty three months spent in Africa, Italy, Sicily, and Burma. Jack is with the Medical Section of a Bombardment Group. He has seen a lot of the world and writes very interesting letters about what he sees. Jack came home by air and says that many of the stations where he stopped were used by his group driving the Germans out of Africa. He landed at Miami a week ago. He will be at home for twenty one days and will then report to California for reassignment.

Pvt. Herman John, of Nisqually, was killed in the European Theater of Operations recently. Pvt. John lived on the reservation and attended school in Yelm during his grade school days. His parents are both dead, his wife, Rose John and a brother and several sisters survive, as well as some children.

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