Hometown News — April 22, 1943

In The Hawaiian Islands
Pvt. Alvin Leroy Elder is now stationed in the Hawaiian Islands. He joined the army Nov. 11 and was sent from Sacramento, Cali., to Hawaii. Pvt. Elder is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Elder of Jameson. His wife, Mrs. Lola Elder, is residing in Jameson.

Pfc. Jack Poage on Furlough
Jack Poage arrived Wednesday for a visit with his wife and little daughter at Trenton and his father, Sam Poage, and other relatives here. He was graduated from the gunnery school at Fort Myers, Fla., recently. — Jamesport Gazette.

Dick Doty Enlisted
Richard Doty, 17 year old son of Mrs. Helen Doty of 471 West Crowder Road, Trenton has enlisted at the naval aviation cadet selection board as an apprentice seaman, V-5, in the United States naval reserve. He is now a senior in the Trenton high school and some time after he graduates and becomes 18 years old, he will be transferred to class V-5, naval aviation cadet, and will begin training leading to a commission as a flying officer in the Naval Reserve in the Marine Corps Reserve. — Republican-Times.

Three Sons in Service
Mr. and Mrs. Jonothan Trotter of near Gallatin have three sons in the service. Glen Trotter, in the Navy three years, is a petty officer, F.C., 3rd class. He was at Pearl Harbor at the time of the bombing and his ship was suck and he swam to safety. Pvt. Harry Trotter, in the army only a few months, is at Camp Adair, Ore. Staff Sgt. Forest Trotter, in the service two years, in stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky.

Earl Binney at Farragut, Ida.
Recruit training began at Farragut, Idaho, this week for Earl Courter Binney of Gallatin, Mo., who is a recent arrival at the U.S. Naval Training Station. This new representative of Uncle Sam’s navy training station will be given a complete training in the fundamentals of seamanship and other phases of this navy’s program to develop capable men for the fighting fleet. Additional training may be received at one of the Navy’s service schools, provided the new recruit shows in training that he is capable of being a petty officer.

At Camp Roberts, Calif.
Pvt. David W. Hockensmith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hockensmith, inducted into the U.S. Army a short time ago, has been sent to Camp Roberts, Cali., and assigned to a field artillery unit.

Ernest Eads Transferred
Ernest N. Eads, RM Third Class has been transferred to Bainbridge Island, Port Blakely, Wash., recently, to a naval radio station. The men sent to Port Blakely were chosen because of previous sea duty. Ernest was a radio operator on a merchant ship for four months. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.I. Eads, Jamesport, Mo.

Ralph C. Cox in Idaho
Ralph C. Cox writes his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cox of the south part of Daviess County that he is stationed at Camp Ward, Farragut, Idaho. He resigned his position with the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C. and enlisted in the Navy. He is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph I. Cox of Independence.

Her Brother in Army
Mrs. Frank Ayers of Gallatin has received word that her brother Pvt. Robt. Turner, formerly of Trenton, is now in the U.S. army and was sent from Ft. Benning, Harrison Ind., to Camp Davis, N.C., where he is with the coast artillery and anti-aircraft division. He entered the service March 29. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Turner, also formerly of Trenton, now reside at Hammond, Ind. Pvt. Turner is 18 years of age.

Attending Radio School
Mrs. Ivan Minnick was up from Kansas City over the week end visiting homefolks, and informs us her husband, Ivan Minnick, in the army air corps, is now attending a radio school at Truex Field, Madison, Wisc. She visited him there last week.

— from the Gallatin North Missourian, scrapbook clippings provided by Lucille Bruce