News About the Boys in the U.S. Army and Navy
Nisqually Valley News November 9, 1944
Private Phillip Huret, son of Mrs. Billie Huret, of Rainier is a truck driver at B24 Liberator air base in England, where the Eighth Air Force bombers are serviced and reconditioned. He aids in transporting the vast quantities of aircraft supplies needed to sustain the air offensive over Germany. Pvt. Huret was employed as a bus driver with the Rainier Transit Company prior to entering the Army service in January 1943. He has been overseas since December 1943.
Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Brown were delightfully surprised by the arrival of their son, Robert (Bob) Brown, WT2c, USN, Monday night, after 30 month spent in the South Pacific. He was accompanied by his fiancée, Miss Dorothy Spencer, of San Francisco. Robert has a 30 day leave, after which he has to report to school in Philadelphia for advanced training.
Charles Sokolik, son of Mrs. Jane Sokolik, is expected home about the 15th of November, for a furlough from Camp Robert before reporting to another camp for overseas duty.
S1c Jame Sokolik writes he is again on board ship after a month at a base where he underwent a throat operation.
T5 Leonard Champion has written his mother from somewhere in France that he is well and getting along fine. Leonard describes the farms over that country. His mother had not heard from him for more than two months and was somewhat worried.