New About the Boys and the U.S. Army and Navy November 2, 1944

New About the Boys and the U.S. Army and Navy

Nisqually Valley News  November 2, 1944

 Pfc. Dick Kittleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kittleman, is now stationed at his new post in San Francisco.

Albert McMonigle, S2c, in home for a brief visit upon returning from California to Farragut, where he went as cook on a troop train.

Seaman Cliff Kirkland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Kirkland, was one of the crew the ship that took General Douglas McArthur on his return trip to the Philippine Islands.

Ship Inspector 1c Eddie Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson, leave on Friday for San Francisco, for assignment.  MM1c Art Nelson, his brother, will leave next week some time.

Jack Grinde, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Grinde, was inducted into the Army last week, and was immediately sent to Florida where he will take up ship salvage work.

Pvt. Dick Loutzenhiser and Pvt. Paul Locke, both recently of Fort Riley, Kansas, are visiting their parents in Yelm.  Both boys are with the mechanized cavalry.

Tech. Sgt. Clinton Osborn, of Route 5, Olympia, has been assigned as an instructor at Alexandria (La.) Army Air Field, a Flying Fortress combat training center.  Alexandria Army Air Force, which trains the bulk of heavy bombardment crews for the Army.  Sgt. Osborn served a an aerial gunner with Eighth Air Force on 25 heavy bombardment missions out of England, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters.  The 36 year old veteran aerial gunner attended Wallowed by the Kamiah, Oregon, high school, and was formerly employed by the  Kamiah (Idaho) Lumber Company before entering the Army Air Force in April 1942.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Osborn.

Ralph Gallant (??), son of . . . arrived this week from Norfolk, Va., for a 35 day furlough with his parent.  He was with the invasion forces in Normandy on D-Day and says it was plenty hot, and he didn’t mean the weather.

DM1c Jack Kelly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kelly, is expected home in a few days.  He has gone east to meet his wife and baby and will drive to Washington.  Jack has been on sea patrol for some time.



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