Seventy years ago this week

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 01:31 PM.

Reports from abroad, we have letters from Friedburg, from Mannheim both about 30 miles from Frankfurt on Main , the American headquarters. Another Bad Nauheim, which our map doesn’t show and we wonder where this is. The Bad part could be any part or all of German to our way of thinking.

And news comes that S-Sgt Lawrence A. Scott, has received a Citation and awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Lawrence entered military service from this city and everyone of Audie’s friends congratulate him on this deserved recognition of what we all know he has in the way of courage and ability. Late reports received are that he expects to leave for home or has already left.

We have word this week from Lt. TE Warren that her organization, the 41st Evacuation hospital will definitely go to the Pacific area. TE does not know if she will come via the States with a short furlough or direct thru the Suez Canal route.

Friends and relatives of Douglas Calloway, who has been at Annapolis for the past two years, were glad to see him on his visit here. He left Monday night to resume his studies, and we are glad to know that Douglas is making a fine record there.

We learn this week that Percy Oliver Mock, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Mock of Carrabelle is receiving his initial naval indoctrination or “boot” training at Great Lakes, Ill. We know this young man is familiar with the water and will make an excellent seaman.

And Jimmie Nichols, who spent a 30-day furlough at home after spending many months overseas in the African, Italian and Normandy campaigns, is now in the Redistribution station in Miami Beach for reassignment processing. It is not known just what will be done, but Jimmy has a good chance to be assigned to a base close to home, due to his long service overseas. Best of luck, boy.

And news comes that Thomas E. Dyar of Carrabelle has been promoted to the rank of second Lieutenant upon graduation from Infantry OCS in the European theatre of operations. He was a member of the fourth class to complete the course, and was assigned immediately after graduation as an infantry platoon leader. His many friends will rejoice with him in his promotion.

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