News About the Boys in the U.S. Army and Navy
Nisqually Valley News September 28, 1944
Doyal Gallagher, U.S. Navy, has been spending a 15 day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Gallagher. Doyal will have to return to duty on Tuesday.
Pvt. Roy Sather, we, son of H. E. Sather, of Tacoma, is a member of the famous, All American”32nd Airborne Division in France-an earthbound division when Sgt. Alvin York, of World War I fame, was a member of it. The Tacoman took part in the Sicily, Italian, and Normandy invasion campaigns, wears the combat infantry badge, was in a group to receive presidential citation, and the Purple Heart for wounds received on June 6th in France. He went to Yelm and Lincoln High Schools before entering the service in March 1942 and is now one of Uncle Sam’s paratroopers.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Loutzenhiser have received word from their son Jack, that he has been transferred from CampRoberts to CampErwin, near Death Valley, California. Jack says the temperature is known to be anywhere from 28 degrees to 139 degrees, which is quite a variety,
Pvt. George McNett left on Wednesday for Fort Ord, California, after a furlough with his wife, the former Miss Jane Kittleman, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McNett.
Sgt. Merle Curry left on Sunday for Santa Monica, California, where is assigned for the present. He was accompanied by his brother, Pvt. Neal Curry, who returns to Amarilla, Texas.
After spending a furlough here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Mosman, Cpl Bill Mosman and his wife, the former Miss Jeanne Zelmants, left for Lincoln, Nebraska, on Monday, where he will be stationed for the next few months.
First Class Petty Officer George Arper of the Seabees, and his sister, Miss Jean Arper, called at the house of their grandmother, Mrs. George Brown Sr., on Wednesday. Arper has been on overseas duty for the past (ends abruptly).
Lloyd Wilson, of the Merchant Marine, is spending a leave with his family, Robert Wilson and family.