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October 18, 2002
Oroville Mercury-Register, January 13th and 15th,1945

Lyle Richard Turk, a resident of Oroville and the second son of Myron J. Turk now in the armed forces, has been chosen by the Navy for duty aboard an LSM (Landing Ship, Medium). Now stationed at the Amphibious Training Base in Little Creek, Virginia. Turk is preparing for duty in the Pacific on one of the new fast tank carriers. The vessel on which Turk will serve was especially developed for landing war, machines and equipment onto Pacific islands, and LSMs passed their first test in actual combat when they helped land General MacArthur's army on the shores of Lyle. Turk was employed at a ship building concern before he joined the Navy in February 1943. His brother, Keith is a corporal in the U. S. Army and is now on duty overseas. The two men are the sons of Myron J. Turk who resides on Third Avenue in Oroville.

A NINTH AIR FORCE BOMBER BASE, FRANCE - The Bronze Star Medal, presented for "meritorious service in direct support of military operations against the enemy," has been awarded Technical Sergeant Walter H. Ramage, Jr., Star Route, Oroville. Crew chief of a- B-26 Marauder, Sergeant Ramage has charge of ground mechanics who service the airplane and keep it in condition for combat missions He is a member of the "Tiger Stripe "; Marauder Group, based at an airfield in France formerly occupied by Germans. He is the son of Mrs. Florence A Bardoli, F.F., Star Route, Oroville.

Oroville street department trucks furnished by Supt. Shreve worked overtime Friday and Saturday to load and deliver the tons of waste paper collected by Oroville school children during the past week. The salvage committee estimated that at least 24 tons had been loaded by Saturday noon. During the afternoon an additional eight tons were brought in from Gridley, Biggs, Palermo, Pentz and outlying districts to pack to its ten-foot ceiling the third car to be shipped from Oroville in the last three months. The big Gridley consignment was delivered by, Fred Kolnsberg. Jim Stormes, Ben Shirley and Jack Miner brought in the Palermo lot. A full ton was sent in by the Rio Bonito School, of which Chester Hoar is principal. Householders who may have been over-whelmed by the deluge of school children (even tiny tots) clamoring for their supply should console themselves, according to the cleanup and the tremendous saving in time and effort to the volunteer committee in loading the car direct. The two previous shipments required double handling of storing and later loading. The committee reported today that about 4 tons of excess paper was gathered. At the Rotary club today Will Chandler reported this and asked whether anyone knew of a vacant garage or other place where it could be stored. Ernest Clewe donated his basement. The committee requested that additional waste paper be retained in homes until the next drive. The date will be announced later.

Stu said: I'm thankful that the children did not collect the papers that these stories come from, and that are helping me find the stories of the men we lost. Next week the kids will be collecting fat.