Hometown News — May 13, 1943

Stationed at Laredo, Texas
Pvt. Archie Linville, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Linville, Gallatin, Mo., is now stationed at Laredo, Texas. Archie is in the air corps and is now going to a gunnery school. He says his work is very interesting and he likes it fine. His address is Pvt. Archie Linville, ASN 37504386, 6th Gunnery School, L.A.A.F. Laredo, Texas.

Visited Twin Sons in Service
Mr. and Mrs. Omer Marshall and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bobby Marshall, of near Gilman City have just returned from St. Louis where they visited their twin sons in the service of Uncle Sam. One son, Billie Marshall, is in the navy, and stationed at St. Louis where he is taking a special course in electricity. The other son, Bobby Marshall, is in the army, and stationed at Camp Campbell, Ky. He came to St. Louis Sunday where he met his parents and brother, and they were joined by the sister and daughter, Mrs. Mona Marshall Payne of Kansas City and all spent Mother’s Day together in St. Louis. Wood Morsall and son, Charles, also were in St. Louis for the day and visited relatives there.

Doing O.K. in Florida
Pvt. L.O. Gillihan, Daviess County prosecuting attorney, now in the U.S. Army, and stationed at Camp Blanding, Fla., writes his parents he is getting along o.k. with army duties. He has finished his everyday drilling, and now is doing some special studies on guns. He met up with two other Gallatin young men in the same camp the other day, Oscar Elbert and John Wilder. He says Johnnie Wilder is training for a cook.

Prisoner in German Camp
Charlie Davis, son of Charles Davis of Cameron, is a prisoner in a German prison camp, according to word received by his father. Charley was serving with a tank division in Africa when he was captured. In a recent letter to his father, which was published in the Cameron News-Observer, he stated that the prisoners get Red Cross boxes from England and America. He said that he was "in a pretty good camp" and asked his father to send him a few articles from home.

U.S. Marine Officer
Randall W. Tedlock son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob W. Tedlock of Gallatin, who was recently commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps Reserve after completing his officer’s training at Quantico, Va. Lieut. Tedlock, who enlisted in the Marine Corps last September, is a graduate of Maryville State Teachers’ college. A brother, Sgt James M. Tedlock is with the U.S. Army.

Thirty-three Months in Alaska
Old Daviess County dirt looks mighty good to Sgt. Loren Butler of the U.S. armed forces, home on a furlough after 33 month spent in Alaska. Sgt. Butler is visiting his mother, Mrs. W.J. Miller and Mr. Miller of the Coffey community, and was a Gallatin visitor yesterday. "Yes, I note many changes in my many months’ absence and everything looks mighty good to me in the home county," added Sgt. Butler. "I had the good fortune to run into a Gallatin soldier boy, Robert Drummond, just before leaving Alaska for the states. Robert was o.k." Sgt. Butler has a 20-day furlough, and will return to Fort Lewis, Wash. He is attached to the field artillery.

Harters Hear From Their Soldier Sons
Mrms. Linus Harter of the Kidder community received a phone call Saturday evening from Flying Cadet Linus Harter Jr., and Mrs. Harter, of Superior, Wise. Mrs. Harter Jr., lives in Kansas City and had gone to Superior to spend a few days with her husband. They received a letter from their son, Dale, stationed in Australia, and a letter from their son, Jimmie, in the state of Washington. The boys are all well. —Cameron Progress.

Quartermaster Lieutenant
A young man of whom Bethany has always been proud is Leiut. Fred L. Porter, son of Mrs. Lillian (Ballard) Porter of Jefferson, Ia., and the late Leslie Porter. "Freddie" was born in Bethany 28 years ago next August, 18 and was graduated from the high school here in 1933. Before entering the service July 6, 1942, he was a salesman for the Seitz Packing Company of St. Joseph. He received his basic training at Camp Lee, Va., and was then assigned to an officer candidate school at Ft. Warren, near Cheyenne, Wyo., where he was commissioned second lieutenant in the quartermaster corps on Feb. 19, this year. Since being commissioned he has served at Fort Riley, Kan., a return hitch at Ft. Warren, and is now stationed at Camp McCoy, Wise. His wife is the former Rebecca Foley of Gallatin.— Bethany Times.

Cpl. Harley Willis Visits Here
Cpl. Harley R. Willis of Camp San Luis Obispo, Call, and Margaret Wills of Kansas City came here Saturday to visit their daughter, Sylvia Carrol Willis in the Estes Whitt home and also other relatives and friends. Harley has been with the U.S. armed forces over two years and says army life is not so bad, but that the Axis can’t be whipped any too soon to suit him.

Pvt. Marion Caldwell Transferred
Pvt. Marion Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Caldwell, has been transferred from Camp Robinson, Ark., to a camp in Washington State. His address is Pvt. Marion Caldwell, 37500199, Hd. Co., Ord. Detch, Sta Comp., APO 997, Care postmaster, Seattle, Wash

Ernest Eads in Hospital
Ernest Eads, RM 3-c U.S. Naval Reserve is confined in a hospital in Bremerton, Wash. He expects to be out again in two weeks. His address is Ernest N. Eads RM 3-c Ward C. Naval hospital Bremerton, Wash. Another son of Mr. and Mrs. C.I. Eads is stationed at Camp Wheeler, Ga. He is Lt. Albert I. Eads. Albert was promoted to rank of 1st Lieutenant March 19.

Bill Miller in Air Corps
Bill Miller, who was recently inducted into the armed forces, is stationed at Jefferson Barracks in ground crew of U.S. Army Air Force. His address is Wm. O. Miller, Sqd. A 24th Trg. Group, U.S. Army Air Force, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Terry from New York
Thomas Laverne Terry, seaman, first class, arrived from New York Friday evening and is visiting his parents, Mrms. Andy Terry at Gil-man Cit. Laverne, as he is known to friends, enlisted early last summer and received basic training at Great Lakes, 111. He was at sea nearly six months and during that time was unable to send any communication to his parents until about a month ago. He will leave Gilman Friday, May 14, to resume his duties on the eastern coast. His address: Thomas Laverne Terry, S-lst-c, Armed Guard Center, 502nd St., First Ave., South Brooklyn, N.Y. — Bethany Times

Pvt. Garland Lukehart Back to States
Pvt. Garland Lukehart writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lukehart, from a camp in North Carolina, he has been returned to the states from across seas. He says he is recovering from wounds received in action and will probably be discharged, Garland went from this country to England.

Jas. G. Rawley in North Africa
James G, Rawley of Winston, with the armed forces in North Africa, has been right on the scene where the fighting has been going on and helping rout the Germans from Tunisia. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Rawley and is attached to the coast guard. He has been overseas for more than a year. His parents received four letters from their son last week at the same time. The last one was dated April 4. He said he was o.k. then, and recently had been in an African barley field which was up to his waist, and looked like it might make 40 bushels to the acre. It must have been pretty good barley because James G. stands 6 feet 2 inches.

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