January 12, 2007
Oroville Mercury Register December 12, 1951
News From Oroville Men In The Service
DAN L. LONG, 18, apprentice seaman, USN, is at Camp Elliott, near
San Diego, awaiting assignment to duty in Korean waters after a
15 day leave, spent in Oroville. Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Trevor
J. Long of 10th Street and Tehama Avenue, in Thermalito,
come home on leave after completing boot camp training in San Diego.
Formerly a student at Oroville High School, he was employed as a
Western Pacific railroad clerk before enlisting in the Navy Aug.
6. While in Oroville, he was given a surprise party by friends at
the home of his parents.
PFC. GEORGE SCOTT …stationed near home. Having completed a course
in mechanical training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls,
Tex., PFC George Scott, USAF, has been assigned to Travis Air Force
Base near Fairfield as a mechanic. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. M. Scott, of Feather Avenue, Thermalito. Before joining the Air
Force he attended Oroville High School and Yuba Junior College,
and was a member of the Oroville Olives baseball team. He expects
to be home on leave next week, with the leave extending through
WILLIAM W. LONG at storekeepers’ school William W. Long, 18, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Trevor J. Long of 10th and Tehama, Thermalito,
is in the Navy Air arm and is attending storekeeper’s school in
Jacksonville, Fla. Long attended Oroville High School for three
years before graduating from Portola High School, last May. He left
May 25 to enter the service. He received his boot camp training
in San Diego, leaving Sept. 3 for Jacksonville. There he completed
apprentice airmen’s school and was assigned to storekeepers’ school.
Woman Marine PFC VIVIAN L. COLLINS,18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer H. Childers of Oroville, is enrolled in basic supply school
at Camp LeJeune, N. C. While enrolled as supply student, the lady
Leatherneck from California will receive instruction in the means,
methods and materials connected with military supply problems. A
1951 graduate of Oroville Union High School, Vivian entered the
Marines in August of this year. She completed “boot” training at
Parris Island, S. C., before being transferred to Camp LeJeune for
JAMES E. CANNON home from Korean action
James E. Cannon, yeoman apprentice, USN, was one of the 2350 man
crew that arrived in Long Beach last week on the Battleship USS
New Jersey after duty in the Korean was zone. He is spending a leave
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cannon of Pine Street and will
leave Dec. 26 for Norfolk, Va., where he will report for duty. He
is a graduate of Oroville High School and has been in the Navy nearly
four years. The New Jersey served as flagship of the U. S. Seventh
Fleet, supporting UN action in Korea. She fired more than 3000 rounds
of 16 inch and 3900 rounds of five inch ammunition in support of
UN forces. In participating in round the clock naval bombardment
of Communist shore installations, ground forces, and rail and supply
targets, the battleship cruised more than 49,000 miles in Korean
Stu’s Notes: The Long Brothers have two sisters that I know,
Nancy, who I graduated Oroville High School with and knew since
Grammar School (Thermalito, the only one in Thermalito at the time.)
Mr. Rathbun was one of our teachers and later Principal and Superintendent
in Thermalito, I still see him in town once in a while. Nancy is
going to sculpt a Bugler Statue in Bronze for our Memorial. Her
sister Mary is the incoming President of the Butte County Historical
Society. Mary tells me that Dan Long lives in Roseville now and
is retired from Bechtel Corp. and worked all over the world. Bill,
who has passed on, worked for Georgia Pacific Lumber Mill in Feather
Falls and was purchasing agent for Building the New mill in Oroville.
I also worked on the New Mill as an Ironworker Connector. Another
brother T. J. Long Jr. was in WWII as a Navy man. His story will
come later. All 3 brothers worked for their father at his lumber
mill above Feather Falls at Camp 18, when they were going to Oroville
High School. Bill’s son, John, lives in Oroville.