News About the Boys in the U.S. Army and Navy
Nisqually Valley News December 14, 1944
Robert Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Ellis, and husband of Mrs. Evelyn Sias Ellis, was inducted into the Army last Friday. He is now at Fort Lewis last Friday. He is now at Fort Lewis and will be for a few days yet.
Tech Sgt. Rex Eide, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Eide, write to his parents that he has landed safely in Burma. Rex is with an artillery outfit. Most of his training was in Colorado and Oklahoma.
Capt. Charles W. Throssell, who has been oversea for 32 months, returned to his parental home on December 3rd. The following Wednesday he went to Seattle to meet his wife, who, as an ensign in the Waves has been stationed at Norfolk for the past nine months. After a brief trip, destination undisclosed, Capt. and Mrs. Throssell will visit his parents near Roy, and her parents in Spokane.
Capt. Jack Gruber, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Gruber, of Olympia, is now stationed at a field near Columbus, Ohio, where he is an instructor in combat flying. Capt. Gruber was recently returned to the United States after completing his period of service in England.
Lyman Isom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Isom, left this week for San Diego, California. He was inducted last Friday and asked for Naval service and his request was granted.
Ted Isom, who was recently returned to shore service after two years in Naval combat service in all parts of the Pacific, is now on Shore Patrol duty in Bremerton and Seattle.
Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hansen Sr. that their son, Robert Hansen Jr., who was recently wounded in action in Europe, will be home on a 30 day leave in time for Christmas at his home east of McKenna.
Pfc. Charles Sokolik, son of Mrs. Jane Sokolik, is in training to be a paratrooper at Fort Benning, Georgia.