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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.

Oroville Mercury
June 1952
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 school.

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 Station, Miramar.

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 of David.

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.