Oroville Mercury Register (OMR)
October 7, 1952 from Looking Back 10 years ago (1942)
Game Warden Chester Ramsey
will leave Wednesday for training with the Raiders, Commando unit
of the U. S. Marines. The game warden will report in San Francisco
then be assigned to San Diego for eight weeks of general training
before going to a desert camp for the more intensive preparation
given the Raiders. Ramsey applied for service with the Raiders.
Of 21 applicants who asked to be assigned to Raiders units only
two, including the Oroville game warden, met the physical requirements.
Ramsey has been a game warden five years, serving first at Elk Grove.
He has been game warden in Oroville for two years. He has
been granted a military leave so he can return to Oroville district
as game warden after the war…
Looking Back September 20, 1952
10 years ago (1942)
Private Jack Tuhey
has left Camp Barkley, Texas, for an unknown destination, according
to a card received by C.
J. Tuhey, his father. Tuhey, who is in a medical battalion,
was inducted last June. He was sent to Monterey, then to Camp
Barkley. He wrote that in Texas he met
Art Gould of Oroville,
who also is in the service…
October 7, 1952
News From Oroville Men In The Service
Clark Air Force BASE-
Robert C. Holt husband
of the former Ina Mae Denny,
Oroville, was promoted recently to airman first class in the U.
S. Air Force at his station on Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines.
On his Philippine assignment for the past 10 months, A-1C Holt currently
performs organizational supply specialist duties for the 24th
Motor Vehicle Squadron, 24th Air Depot Wing. A
graduate from Grant Union High School, Sacramento, he was employed
at McClellan Air Force Base before enlisting for military service
in May of 1951. Mrs. Holt, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John
W. Denney, of Oroville. The sergeant is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Holt,
Del Paso Boulevard, North Sacramento.
With the Pacific Fleet-
Joseph M. Kirkpatrick son of
Mr. and Mrs.. Edwin L. Kirkpatrick
of Oroville, was advanced to interior communications electrician
third class, USN, while serving aboard the heavy cruiser USS Saint
Paul. The advancement is a result of competitive examinations
conducted this summer on all ships and naval establishments throughout
Lewis Elkins, radar
man on the USS Manatee, has returned from an eight-months tour of
duty in Korean waters where he took part in two campaigns.
The son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. O. Elkins, of Bidwell Bar, Elkins enlisted in the Navy
two years ago. Prior to that he was a student at Oroville
Union High School. He will spend his 30 day leave here with his
U. S. Naval Air Missile Test Center, Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, California-
Robert W. Wassell,
son of Mr. and Mrs. James
R. Wassell of Canyon Highlands Drive, Oroville, and husband
of the former Miss Janice
Burnett of Mira Loma Circle, Oxnard, was recently advanced
to radar man third class, USN. Since every Navy man has two
jobs, his test was divided into military questions covering knowledge
of seamanship, gunnery and military law, etc., and the professional
part concerning his Navy trade
Stu’s Notes The Oroville Veterans Memorial Committee will
be holding a Rummage Sale on February 21st from 9am to
2pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall 2374 Montgomery Street.
Donations of usable items will be appreciated and accepted, February
20th in the afternoon at the Hall. Call Sam 589-4924
or Sherry 532-7948, proceeds are going for the Veterans Memorial
I have written before on marine Chet Ramsey. We talked once
in a while briefly but never sat down to hear a story. I know
he served his country well and every once in a while I find these
little news clips. Maybe his son Mike can fill me in on where
he went in WWII as the old marine has joined the majority of WWII
men. At one time there were 16 million. Last Monday
the over the hill gang,
Jim Bruce, Bob Morehouse,
Jack Brereton and
I led by Bill Fox,
mowed our memorial site. Our average age was 74 years old.
I think we did a great job.