News About Our Boys in the U.S. Army and Navy
Nisqually Valley News March 29, 1944
Pfc. Patricia Martin of the Marine Corps, spent the last week with her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Martin. She left Thursday for her return to her duties at San Diego, California, going by the way of Brigham, Utah, to see her brother Richard (Pepper) Martin and his wife and their baby son, born on March 7th. Sfc. Bruce Martin, who was stationed in Ireland for long time, is now reported to England.
Cpl. Oliver Detton, of the Army Air Corps, who has recently been stationed in Florida, made a surprise visit at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Detton, arriving on Monday evening. Oliver has a seven day furlough.
Word has been received that James Sokolik and Ray Benson, both seaman first class in the Navy, that they have both been assigned to the same destroyer, and will undergo intensive training while their ship is under repair. Jim is the son of Mrs. Jane Sokolik, and Ray is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Benson.
Clarence Stancil Cook 1st class, who is now is Seattle, spent last weekend at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Stancil.
Alvin Noble, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Noble, is now stationed at North Bend, Oregon.
Russell Grafton, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Grafton, who is stationed at Coos Bay, Oregon, at the Naval Base there, spent the week end at the home of hi parent.
Bos’n Mate 1c and Mrs. Howard Lewis and daughter, of Queets, Washington, arrived on Sunday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lewis. Howard is in the Coast Guard and is non-commissioned officer at that station. Also at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis was their foster son, Carl Mitchell, from Fort Warden, Seattle.
Cpl. William Weisdepp, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Weisdepp, arrived at home last Thursday evening on a 21 day leave, prior to going overseas. Bill plays with the band of an anti-aircraft artillery regiment.
Don Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Miller, of Yelm, reports that he has been advanced to Radio Man 3c, at his station in the South Pacific. Don is stationed the headquarters of Admiral William Halsey.
Cpl. John Self, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Self, of Yelm, who has been in training in Texas, is at home of a furlough.
Herbert Jewell, who is a Carpenter’s Mate 2c with Uncle Sam’s Navy Seabees, is reported to have gone overseas. He is the husband of Mrs. Marie Jewell, of Olympia, and the son of Mrs. Mae Jewell, of Yelm.
Lester Isom, of Yelm, has signed up as a diesel machinist first class with Uncle Sam’s Seabees and is now awaiting his call.
1st Lt. Abbie Rogers, a graduate of Yelm High School and a former football star at Willamette University, is supported by his father, John J. Rogers, to be a flight leader of a P52 squadron, which is a fighter command. Abbie seems to be doing a good job.