Looking Back at "News of the Men In Service"
The Post Messenger Recorder will continue to run News of Men In Service, which ran on the front page, column 6 of each week’s New Glarus Post, compiled by Kim Tschudy
February 11, 2021
News of Men in Service
Corp. Alvin Hoesly returned to New Glarus Saturday, having received his discharge from the U.S. Army.
Flight Officer Maynard Hefty, who has been in Asia, was here for a short visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hefty.
LeVaughn Syse, of Blanchardville, has received his discharge from the U.S. Navy.
Pvt. Phillip Hustad, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hustad, enlisted in the Army and is stationed at Sheppard Field, Texas. His address is: Pvt. Phillip L. Hustad, 16159229 Sqd. M, Plt. 5, Brks 523 3706AAF, BU (BTC) Sheppard Field, Texas.
Norman Disch S 2/c of Great Lakes, Ill, has been on leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jac. Disch. Norman is to be sent to another camp soon.
Ernest Zimmerli, who is in the Navy, now has the rating Water Tender 3/c. He is at the Philadelphia Navy Yards.
Walter Elmer has been promoted to Sergeant. He is believed to be on his way to the states from the Pacific.
Raymond Estervig, the youngest of Mr. and Mrs. Knute Estervig, was discharged from the Navy at Great Lakes Naval Station recently.
Herman Hoesly, 18 year old son of Mrs. Tillie Hoesly, Albany, was recently inducted into the Coast Guard at the Milwaukee recruiting station. He is in training at Alameda, California.
Memorial services will be held at the Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church at Mt. Horeb, on Sunday, for Lieut. Kenneth B. Skuldt, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Skuldt. Lieut. Skuldt, a bomber navigator, was killed in action in the European Theater on February 25, 1944.
Sgt. Charles Stocker and Herbert Stocker, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Stocker, Beloit, were visitors here on Thursday. Herbert was in the Army in Iran and Germany and was discharged about two months ago and is with his folks on a farm between Orfordville and Beloit. Charles has re-enlisted in the Army and is on a several months furlough. He spent two and a half years in the Pacific at Guadalcanal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, in Philippines and in Japan. Their mother is the former Nellie Elmer of Monroe.
Pfc. Richard E. Disch spent a weekend pass at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin J. Disch. He has just graduated from A & B school at Fort Ben. Harrison in Indianapolis, as Private First Class and as Head Regimental Butcher. He received his Corporal’s rating this week. He visited Mr. and Mrs. Jacob A. Disch, his grandparents, on Sunday.
Pfc. Bill Disch arrived overseas, first at Manburg, Germany, and he is now going to M. P. school in France. He says conditions in those countries are terrible. It is as cold in France as it is here but no fires are allowed in the daytime, due to severe fuel shortages. Were we to see the misery and poverty prevalent everywhere over there, and specially the half frozen, starved children came begging for food and clothing, we’d do all in our power to help them.
Victory Clothing is Packed and Shipped
A total of 3,280 garments were sorted and packed and prepared for shipment at the Zwingli House Wednesday evening, and was taken to the depot for shipment Thursday forenoon. The shipment weighed 2,800 pounds and went to Milwaukee. All clothing was of good quality and will surely be greatly appreciated by those receiving it.
Representatives of different organizations, men and women helped with the packing and sorting.
The Lions Club, as sponsors for the collection, wishes to thank all who donated clothing, who gave so generously of their time and work in sorting and packing and all the organizations assisting throughout the drive, Mrs. Mary Luchsinger and Ralph Luchsinger for the use of their greenhouse as a collection depot and the Swiss Evangelical and Reformed Church for the use of the Zwingli House.
Now Attending State University
James Kaeser, Seaman 1st Class, received his discharge from the U.S. Navy on January 18th, after more than five years service. He enlisted in July 1940, shortly after graduating from the New Glarus High School.
He spent one year at Annapolis and one year at Washington. After entering active service, he was assigned to duty in Washington for 1 1/2 years and then for a short time at Dennison University, Ohio.
In February 1945, he left San Diego on a troop transport ship. Places visited were the Marianna Islands, Guam and Okinawa. He has one battle star to his credit.
James entered the University of Wisconsin the second semester as a freshmen.
Pfc. Darrel Durst Home From Europe
Pfc. and Mrs. Darrel Durst, of Barberton, Ohio, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Z. Durst for a week. Darrel was recently discharged after 26 months of service, of which 18 months were served in the European area. He had 59 points.
Darrel received his training at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Camp Gordon, Georgia. He landed at Cherburgh, France, and took part in three campaigns: Ardennes Forrest, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a Jeep driver and in the battle for Metz he received shrapnel wounds, one piece hitting an eyelid and another his body. After more than a month in the hospital he returned to duty.
Besides the Purple Heart, he is entitled to wear the bronze star and three battle stars.
On his return he left LaHavre, France, on January 18th, and arrived in New York on January 28th. He received his discharge at Indian Town Gap, Pennsylvania.
Mr. and Mrs. Durst returned to Barberton, Ohio, today where he will resume his employment as a draftsman.