July 14, 2006
Oroville Mercury Register, September 18, 1943
NAVY MAY SEPARATE THEM SOON
Henry G. and Herman J. Schierenberg will return to Farragut, Ida.,
on Sept. 20 after spending a 15-day furlough with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Schierenberg, Pine Street, Oroville. The twin
sailors, holding 2nd class seamen ratings after completing boot
camp training, will get new orders at Farragut. The orders may mean
their first separation since birth as new naval regulations do not
allow close kin to serve on the same ship. Both boys praised the
Navy highly. Both hoped they would be assigned to the Navy’s signal
corps. They entered the service July 8 on completing high school
studies in Oroville. The two have seldom been seen apart on Oroville’s
MICHAEL C. McDONNELL GETS LIEUTENANT RATING
Michael C. McDonnell, son of Michael McDonnell, of Los Gatos, and
Mrs. E. McDonnell, of Oroville, was commissioned a second lieutenant
in the Army Air Force, August 30 at Foster Fields, Texas. Attending
the graduation ceremony was Miss Eileen McDonnell, of Oroville,
sister of the newly commissioned officer and McDonnell, senior.
Lt. McDonnell is stationed at Foster Fields pending further orders.
CAPT. PRESTON SENT TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Captain Frederick Preston of the Army Signal Corps is on special
duty at Washington, D. C., following a year’s service in Porto Rico.
Captain Preston is a graduate of the Oroville High School. He is
the son of Fred W. Preston, trainmaster and dispatcher for the Feather
River Railroad Co., at Feather Falls.
CASAGRANDE STUDIES RADAR AT MARINE AVIATION SCHOOL
Pvt. Carlos Eugene (Gene) Casagrande, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Casagrande of Robinson Street, joined the U. S. Marines last April
and is now studying radar and radio in the Marine Aviation Corps
at Grove City College, Pennsylvania. Casagrande received his “boot
camp” training at San Diego and then attended Wright College in
Chicago for two months. He is a graduate of the Oroville High School
class of ’42. While a student there he was athletic manager for
four years and was prominent in basketball. Following his graduation
from high school he was employed at the Mercury-Register and later
at the Oroville Press. Casagrande writes that he likes Pennsylvania,
that the climate there now is just like California’s. He also writes
of seeing Secretary of Navy Knox while being at Grove City.
Pvt. Louis A. Wyman, son of W. I. Wyman of Forbestown, is now stationed
at the Headquarters Replacement training center, Fort Knox, Ky.
Soldier Wyman attended high school at Auburn, Calif. He was later
employed by the Sills Bros. lumber company and served as a logging
caterpillar operator for several years in the Forbestown vicinity.
AIR CORPS OLD-TIMER SPENDS FURLOUGH HERE
Master Sergeant Clarence R. Dresser of the U. S. Army Air Corp,
has left for a Florida station , after a short furlough here with
his brother Bill Cory and family of Madrone Ave. Dresser was born
and reared in Oroville. He has been in the Air Corp for 11 years.
He spent 14 months in Alaska, saw service in the Aleutians and was
present at the attack on Attu. Dresser says “There is no other life
to compare with the army,” and expects to make it a life profession.
Stu’s Notes: On Wednesday, July 19th we will be sending out close
to 7,000 packets for our All-Class, All High Schools of Oroville
reunion, October 13th and 14th. Several of our Oroville Veterans
Memorial Committee members are on this committee. It is chaired
by long ago graduates,(well not as long ago as me), Nancy 534-0942
and Kaye 533-2363. This will be Oroville’s biggest reunion ever
of any kind. My friend Katie, O.H.S. class of 1926 is looking forward
to coming. Great-grand parents, grandparents, parents and children
of one family can come to the same reunion. The reunion committee
has been very gracious in supporting Oroville’s Veterans Memorial
with this project. We will have our newly printed flyer, by Carmen
Hironimus Consulting, at a very special discount rate, thanks Carmen,
included in the packet. I have been talking to several contractors
and labor leaders we hope to build the memorial with all donated
labor and as much donated material as possible. Most of us remember
the Sullivan Brothers, five navy brothers who all went down on one
ship. They gave up their lives to save their shipmates. No mother
should lose all her sons, a good reason to split up brothers in
all our services.