October 26, 2007
Oroville Mercury Register
November 6, 1945
Cpl Holt Expected to Arrive Tomorrow
Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Holt, Quincy Road,
that their son Cpl. Robert Holt, RG.D. landed in New York Saturday
and is flying to the west coast. It is expected he will arrive in
Oroville Wednesday. Cpl. Holt, who has been overseas nearly three
years in Africa, Italy France and Germany expects to receive his
discharge in the near future. He was formerly employed at the Western
Pacific and expects to return to his job there following his discharge.
News From Oroville Men In The Service Tops In Class — Seaman
Paul M. Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Stewart Rt. 4, Oroville,
is congratulated by Ensign V. J. Pachiano, officer in charge of
the mechanics school at Port Hueneme, Calf., for graduating at the
head of his class. Stewart has completed a 13-week course in the
Albert Luzovich, 25, son of Mrs. Joe Jenko, of Palermo Road, has
enlisted in the Marines and will report to the Marine Corps recruiting
Depot in San Diego for duty. Luzovich graduated from Oroville Union
High School in 1945. He worked at the Crescent milk Company here
prior to entering service.
Aviation Cadet Ralph W. Dunham of Oroville, is presently at Laredo
Air Force Base where he is taking flight training in the T-28 conventional
type airplane to prepare him for Jet training, which he will begin
in September. He will learn to fly the T-33 Jet, which is a two
seated version of the famed F-80 “Shooting Star” which is equipped
with dual controls, a refrigeration unit and the new type “ejection
seat” that automatically throws the pilot out of the plane and out
of danger in the event that it would be necessary to bail out. The
plane has a maximum speed of somewhere in the 600 mph class. Before
entering the USAF, Ralph attended Oroville High School and later
the University of California at Berkeley. His father lives at Rt.
4, Oroville, Calif.
After spending seven months in the Far East operating with units
of the UN naval forces, the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea
has returned to the United States. Serving aboard her are two Oroville
Area men, Charles S. Bond, seaman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and
Mrs. A.A. Bond of Route 2, Paradise, and Raymond W. Swett Jr., airman,
USN son of Mrs. Ray Swett of Woodleaf Star Route, Oroville. During
he time in the Far East the Philippine Sea sent her Panther jets,
Skyraider attack bombers and Corsair fighter bombers on daily strikes
against Communists supply and communication lines.
Phillip C. Finlely, FA, reported to Treasure Island at the conclusion
of leave last Friday, for assignment to the USS Titania, an attack
transport. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Finley Sr. of Greenville
street, Oroville. Phillip, 18 entered the Navy April 30 and received
recruit training at San Diego.
Raymond E. Ramierez, airman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. McKearney
of Oroville, is serving with the Pacific Fleet’s only carrier type
photographic squadron, Composite Squadron 61, based at Naval Air
Donald L. Cayton, aviation machinist’s mate third class, USN, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Cayton of Wyandotte, and husband of the
former Miss Mary Ann Yates of Route 2, Mill Springs, Mo., is serving
with Navy Helicopter Squadron 1 at Ream field, San Diego.
Jerry R. Gardner, fireman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
E. Bisko, of Merrimac Star Route, Oroville, has returned to the
United States aboard the radar picket destroyer USS Southerland.
Gardner has been on the Southerland in the Korean area during the
last seven months.
Pvt. Robert Elkin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Elkin, of Rt. 5, Oroville,
is attending service school at Fort Devens, Mass. Pvt. Elkin entered
service at Fresno in February of this year. He received his basic
training at Fort Riley, Kan. Elkin is a graduate of Oroville Union
High School and Yuba Junior College.
Oroville Mercury Register
July 10, 1952
Joe D. Dunham Killed In Korea
Cpl. Joe David Dunham, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd L. Dunham,
Old Quincy Road, was killed in action in Korea Monday, according
to Mrs. Dunham. Mrs. Dunham said she received a telegram from the
War Department this morning in which it was disclosed that her son
was killed while in line of duty. Cpl. Dunham joined the Marines
in June of last year and received his basic training at Camp Pendleton
prior to going overseas in December. He attended Oroville Union
High School. Young Dunham’s father is manager of the Diamond Match
Co. here. (Joe’s friend Harold Hoover said that Joe wore thick glasses
and wondered why the Marines let him join. I can relate to this
as I tried to join the Marines in 1959. I went to San Francisco
and passed every test but the eye test.)
Stu’s Notes: I wonder if the two Oroville Dunham ‘s were related.
I wrote about David 4 years ago, my new readers might not have heard
THANK YOU, THANK YOU BOB BUSKIRK. He did a great job telling
everyone where to go at our Motocycle Run. I heard he’s good at
Car Shows too. The Veteran’s Day Parade will be on Sunday, November
11, 2007 at 11AM. Hope to see a good turn out for our Veteran’s
and Grand Marshall Oroville’s National Guard.