Looking Back at "News of the Men In Service"
Over the balance of this year, the Post Messenger Recorder will be running News of Men In Service, which ran on the front page, column 6 of each week’s New Glarus Post, compiled by Kim Tschudy
October 8, 2020
Capt. Alfred Lienhardt is now stationed at Camp Beale, Calif.
Sgt. W. A. Lienhardt is at Bedford, Mass. He is attending Harvard University for 90 days.
Leroy H. Arnes, Boatswain 2/c, and his wife are here from New Orleans, La., to spend several weeks at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Arnes.
Ernest Zimmerli, aboard the U.S S. Cabot, is now Fireman, first class.
Sgt. Delmar Kubly and wife have been here from Colorado visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kubly.
Sgt. Clifford Kubly telephoned from New Jersey Friday evening, saying he had arrived there from India. He expects to be discharged at Fort Sheridan this week.
Pvt. Milbourne Duerst, visited relatives here en route from Alaska where he has been station for nine months, to Ft. Benning, Ga., where he will take paratroop training.
Roger Hefty, S 1/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Hefty, who has been in South America arrived at Norfolk, Va., this week.
Sgt. Ralph Jacobson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Jacobson, has received a discharge from the Army.
Pfc. Walter Schiess and family were visitors here last week. He has been at Kecoughtan, Va., but has been honorably discharged.
Pvt. Harold Ingwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ingwell, arrived at Camp McCoy this week and came home on Tuesday. He will return to Camp McCoy to received his discharge. His brother, S/Sgt. Everett Ingwell, who has been here from Europe on furlough, reports to camp again this week.
From Pfc. Lawrence Klitzke
Sept. 16, 1945, Oahu Island
Dear Art: I guess it’s about time for me to sit down and write you a few lines. Sorry that I haven’t written before, but guess I’m too busy or plain lazy. Well I’m still on the Island of Oahu have been here for the last 31 months.
The camp is Fort Shafter, which is only one mile from Honolulu. The outfit I’m in have a bunch of observation posts that are scattered all over the Island.
My job is taking rations out to them; have been doing that for 30 months. I like the job fine although we do lots of driving at times.
And now Art, I want to thank you and my friends for sending me papers and also for packages I received. It sure was a pleasure to sit down and read the news from your home town.
I guess I’ll be coming home on a furlough next month, so you can discontinue paper until further notice.
I guess I better close for today hope to be back in that town soon. Again, I’ll say thanks and lots of luck. As ever, Lawrence
Corp. Harrison Schuett Back To Civilian Life
Corp. Harrison Schuett, son of Arthur Schuett, received his honorable discharge from the Army at Fort Snelling, Minn., on October 6 and arrived home the same day. He is returning to his old job with the Pet Milk Co. He has 83 points to his credit.
Harrison entered service on July 2, 1941, at Camp Grant, and received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas, and later trained at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
He left for overseas in March 1943, going to North Africa and then to Sicily where he was injured in a motorcycle accident in October, 1943, while on his way to Italy. For six months he was in hospitals for treatment of a fractured leg and returned to the states in February, 1944. Since then he has been at Camp Crowder, Mo., and at Camp Savage and Fort Snelling, Mo. (Note: there were two Fort Snellings, Minn. and Mo.)
While in Europe, he saw General Eisenhower and General Patton and Major General Terry Allen. In all the time he was overseas, he never met any New Glarus boys.
Corp. Schuett wears the Mediterranean Theater, American Defense and good conduct ribbons with one battle star and one arrowhead. Since his return to this country, he has been with a Military Police Internal Security group.