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February 9, 2007
More from “Recollections From Army Days” By Robert C. Brooks

Orville Wollenburg, who had tried to aid Bill Groves during our attack near Uttweler, had been in the Army Specialized Training Program before being assigned to our infantry platoon. The A.S.T.P. had been terminated and the men sent to various line units. Wollenburg had been commended for trying, under fire, to aid Groves. Groves died while Wollenburg was trying to help him; he listened to Groves’ last words. Ironically, Wollenburg was mistakenly shot, during a night attack, taken to a hospital, and died there sometime later. He had written from the hospital to one of his friends in our platoon, Harold Weege, and seemed to be getting along all right, when we got word that he died. Weege was especially grieved, as he and Wollenburg were from the A.S.T.P. and was present when Wollenburg was wounded. Sometime later, Weege and I were on guard one night. Weege had been obviously depressed, but we talked about the war and what we were doing. He told me that no matter how he felt he wanted to keep going, and do all he could until we finished the war. He said that no one should think he had done enough as long as there was something to be done to help end the war. (To be continued.)

Oroville Mercury January 2, 1951

Shaner begins Third Marine Corps Hitch
US-Sgt. Paul F. Shaner, son of Mrs. B. L. Mills of Thermalito, has re-enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps for a six-year term, it was announced here today by T-Sgt. Charles Wilson, recruiting officer for the Corps. Shaner is stationed in San Francisco where he is a news writer and photographer with the public information service of the Western Recruiting Division, USMC. He first enlisted in 1941 and served for the duration of World War II. After one year out of the service he again enlisted. In addition to his mother, Shaner has two brothers in the Oroville area. They are Walter Shaner of Oroville and Stanley B. Shaner of Thermalito.

Oroville Mercury January 16, 1951

News From Oroville Men in The Service
An Oroville boy, who took part in three months of the bitterest Korean fighting, has been sent home by the Army because he is only 16 years. C. A. Morrison Jr., son of Mrs. Margaret Pereda of Virginia Avenue, is now in Los Angeles to attend school following his discharge from the Army. Young Morrison joined the Army in June, 1949 and was sent to Korea last September. From his arrival there until he was sent back to the United States Nov. 27, Morrison participated in some of the United Nation’s forces heaviest fighting in North Korea, including the battle for Chosin Reservoir, before the Army learned his age. He is the grandson of Mrs. A. W. Mastelotto of Canyon Highlands Drive.

January 15, 1951
“We’re Staying", Chief Tells 8th Army Officers Tank-Led Yanks Take Osan From Enemy
American troops and tanks exploded a counter-attack south of Seoul Monday and reoccupied the highway center of Osan. A three-pronged Allied drive carried to within 23 miles of Seoul in a swift thrust which the U. S. 8th Army said was designed to “fix the location and number of enemy on our front.” U. S. Army Chief of Staff J. Lawton Collins visited the front and told 8th Army officers that “as of now, we are going to stay in Korea and fight.” He promised more troop replacements within the next few months.

January 23, 1951
Peking Proposal Divides Allies
Britain Not Ready To Support U. S.
Prime Minister Clement Attiee made it clear today that Britain was not yet ready to support an American proposal to brand Communist China an outright aggressor in Korea.

January 24, 1951 Willing to Negotiate, Peking Reports Immediate Talk On Korean War Sought by China
January 25, 1951 New Peace Overture Received From China January 29, 1951 Allied Vanguard Drives On Seoul

Stu’s Notes: I am really proud of my Uncle Paul, he was in three wars as a volunteer. He was a combat gunner in a B-25 in the South Pacific (shot down once), Combat Photographer in Korea and ran a TV station for the troops in Vietnam. He came to Oroville quite often. What a young hero C. A. Morrison was, a volunteer at 16 years old. I hope the Mastelotto family can let us know more about him. Korea, what a brave group of fighting men we had over there. The Head Lines I’ve used the last month or so to tell the story, within a few weeks of almost loosing Korea they came back and fought their way back to the North Korean Border and past. Funny, now that our guys are winning, China wants to come to the Peace Table. It seems like America does more than most countries, Our Boys were dying and we knew by whom.