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April 18, 2008

Mercury Register April 21, 1943

WAVE Enlistee Honored By Miss Faye Bundy At Theater Party, Social
Miss Faye Bundy was hostess Monday evening at a party honoring Mrs. Edwin Green who leaves soon to report for WAVE duty in New York City. Invited guests and the hostess attended the theater after which they returned to Miss Bundy’s home for refreshments and a social evening. A large cake centered the refreshment table. It was frosted to resemble waves, topped with a red, white and blue V and a little American flag, and had the words, “Good Luck Shirley” written in the frosting. A farewell gift was presented to the guest of honor by the group. Those attending were; Mesdames Frank Fenley, Theodore Hodel, George Mason, Walter Thode, John Williams and Eugene Boehme; the Misses Barbara Reeves, Edith Burroughs, Katherine Everett, Eileen McDonnell, Betty Warren and Virginia Painter; the guest of honor and the hostess.

In The Fight
Oroville Mercury September 23, 1943

Gerald Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Meyer of Pomona Ave., Oroville, recently graduated as Seaman, first class, from the aviation metal smith school, Naval Air Training Center, Norman, Okla. His assignment to another naval station or naval aviation unit afloat was stated to be following soon. Seaman Meyer, who was an aircraft welder at McClellan Field, Sacramento, before entering the navy, took his boot camp at Farragut, Ida. His six weeks initial training began there Dec. 26, 1942. Shortly after Pearl Harbor he left the Oroville Union high school to study army welding at Pasadena and on graduation went to McClellan Field.

Charles H. Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias K. Ford of Gridley and formerly of Oroville, is studying to be an aviation pilot at Kansas State College, Manhattan, Kans. On completing his present courses he will be classified and enter pre-flight training. Before coming to Kansas, Ford was stationed at Camp Kearns, Utah. He was sworn into service, Sept, 1942 and was called May 6, 1943. The aviation student graduated from Oroville Union high school in 1934. For years he served as a bakery concern agent in territory extending from Yuba City to Willows.

Pfc. Golden Mankins Sitton, 19, son of Mrs. Mary E. Sitton, of Durham, has just been graduated from radio operators school at the San Diego Marine Corps base. He now is ready for assignment to a signal unit of a combat organization. Pfc. Sitton entered the Marine Corps last March 11.

Pfc. Norval Engasser has been transferred from Camp Houze, Tex., to Shreveport, La. He is in an infantry company.

Harold John Rogers, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Rogers, Sr., Wagstaff Road, Rt. 2, Paradise, Cal., has signed up in the enlisted reserve corps of the Army Air Forces as a potential aircrew member. The 17-year-old member of the 1943 Chico High School graduating class enlisted with the Chico Army Air Field Recruiting Office, where he took his physical examination and mental screening test.

“Some Gave All”
Pfc. Golden Sitton was indeed assigned to a combat unit that went to one of the worse places in the world, Iwo Jima, he lost his life there, February 22, 1945, fighting for our Freedom. You can find more about him on our Web Site. At that same web site you can read more about Pfc. Norval Engassser, who went on to become a POW of the Germans, but came home to Oroville for a long time. I think he had a store on Greenville Street.

THANK YOU THANK YOU Charles Carey and crew of Carey Construction, They now have the distinction of doing the first physical work on Oroville’s Veteran Memorial Park and what a job they did. It’s just a wonderful feeling to know that it is finally coming together. And Thanks to PGE for their work disconnecting power, gas lines etc. Also Nor Cal Waste for hauling the houses away.

The Foothill Community Church, 533-0912, is starting a program to send packages to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have the stuff, just need names and Addresses.