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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


December 17, 2020

News of Men In Service

December 19, 1945

Sgt. Arnold Kehrli Jr. has notified his parents here that he has arrived on the west coast. He has been in the South Pacific area the past several years.

Corp. Fred Yaeger is home on a ten-day furlough from Europe. He will then go to an Army camp for final discharge.

Lieut. Kenneth Hoesly was home over Sunday and left on Tuesday for Chanute Field, Illinois, where he was on his way to get his discharge.

Because of lack of space, service write-ups on Herbert Disch, Arthur Elmer, Gerald Disch and Quinton Ott, which we have prepared for this week, will be published next week.

Mrs. Jack Pauli has received word that her brother, David Klassy, S1/c, had arrived at Seattle, Washington, from Tokyo Bay and was being discharged.

Roger T. Hefty, Amer 3/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Hefty, is stationed at the Atlantic Fleet Weather Central Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.

Pvt. Harold P. Elmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Elmer, was inducted into the Army at Chicago recently. He was sent from Fort Sheridan to Camp McCoy. At present he is confined to the hospital there by illness. His address is: Pvt. Harold P. Elmer, ASN 46046314, Station Hospital, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.

Leon J. Urben, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Urben, with the Navy in the Pacific area, has been promoted from Seaman 1st Class to Radio Man 3rd class.

Nathan Figi, Bugler 2/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Figi, landed on the west coast after service overseas, and expects to be home soon on leave.

John W. Zweifel, S 2/c, writes us from the west coast. In sending Christmas Greetings to us and all his friends, he says, “I’m sailing this week for Pearl Harbor.”

Lester Fredrickson, son of the Ray Fredricksons, arrived here on Thursday, having been discharged after 41 months in the Coast Guard. Corp. Warren Fredrickson arrived on Sunday morning, on delay en route. He will leave for Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas on January 5.

Fred Theiler, SFLC, returned from the west coast where he was discharged from the Navy. He is the son Mr. and Mrs. Fred Theiler. He is assisting at Engler’s Store, where he was once employed, during the holiday rush.

S/Sgt. Palmer E. Hefty, Madison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hefty, landed at San Francisco last week.

James Hustad Re-enlists

Pfc. James Hustad, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hustad, who received his honorable discharge at Camp Beale, California, November 27th. He spent a 30-day furlough at home and reported last Wednesday at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, for further Army service.

His brother, Maynard Hustad, received his honorable discharge Nov. 5, at Lincoln, Nebraska. Maynard was wounded November 12, 1944, while serving as a gunner on a B-25 in the Pacific area. He is now living in Madison with his wife and infant daughter.

Wm. and Walter Roth Receive Discharges

Pfc. William Roth and Pfc. Walter A. Roth, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Roth, have received their honorable discharge from the U. S. Army.

William entered service on July 4, 1942, and was in service 3 years and 6 months. Ten months and 23 days were overseas duty with the 95th division. His occupation while in service was truck driving of equipment and supplies.

His campaigns were—Rhineland, Northern France and Central Europe.

He is entitled to wear The Good Conduct Medal, European African and Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon with 3 bronze campaign stars, the American Theater ribbon and Victory Medal of World War 2.

William received his honorable discharge at Percy Jones Hospital Center at Fort Custer, Michigan, on November 23, 1945.

He is at present employed at the Prairie Grove Cheese Factory, Barneveld.

Pfc. Walter A. Roth entered service May 15, 1942, and was in service 3 years, 6 months. One year 10 months and nine days were overseas duty with the 85th Infantry division. His occupation while in service was truck driving of equipment and supplies.

His campaigns were Rome, Arno, North Appennines, and the Po Valley. He is entitled to wear Combat Infantrymans badge, Driver and Mechanic, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle, Eastern Theater Ribbon with 3 bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal and World War 2 Victory Medal, Badge Rifle-MM.

Walter received his honorable discharge at Camp Grant, Illinois, on November 15, 1945.

He will be employed in the Cheesemaking business in the near future.

The boys want to thank everyone who remembered them during their stay in the army and also for the Post. It was greatly appreciated.


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