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June 15, 2012

Oroville Mercury Register June 12, 1944
This Family of Moseleys All Are Right At Work Helping to Win the War

The Moseley kin in Oroville are right proud of their relatives in Portland, Oregon, the J. R. Moseley family, who have lined up 100% to help win the war. The two branches of the family were reared together on a ranch in La Mesa, Texas. The Moseley’s seem to run to large families. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Moseley of Cherokee, brother and sister-in-law of “J. R.”, are the parents of Hollis J. of D street; Otis of Robinson street; and Rena Mae, Minnie and Rockney of Cherokee. The senior Moseley’s of Oregon are swing-shift workers at Oregon while five of their six sons are serving or have served in the armed forces. The sixth, Jackie, does his bit by buying bonds. (There is a picture above the article) The Brothers are Clifton, navy veteran; Curtis, a Marine, Clyde, Army Air Force; Truitt and Thurman, twins, Navy; and Jackie Moseley senior is a shipwright on the ways. His wife is a rod control worker. Clifton, after his discharge from the navy, became a ship fitter leadsman on the ways at Swan Island. His wife is a welder, Curtis, Truitt and Truman are former Oregon ship welders.

Oroville Mercury Register June 12, 1944
Looking Backward--Twenty Five Years Ago (1919)

E. H. Haynes, formerly of Jack’s Ranch, Berry Creek, last night returned to Oroville from service overseas. Haynes went to France with the 40th Division. He spent 38 days under fire in the Mouse-Argone salient…Frank and Charles Taber and Arthur Babb of Oroville are to receive rides in government aeroplanes from this city to Mather Field. The boys have enlisted with the aviation service and will be the first recruits to be taken from this section to their military duties by aeroplane.

Oroville Mercury Register 1962
In Air Force
-- Taking his basic training at Parks Air Force Base is Airman Basic Charles Wayne Cosby, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Cosby of Route 2, Box 783. Prior to his enlistment in September, Cosby attended the Oroville Union High School. He was sworn in the Service at the San Francisco Recruiting Station of the 3506th USAF Recruiting Group, the agency responsible for Air Force recruiting activities throughout the Western area. At the completion of his basic training, he will either be sent to one of the numerous Air Force technical or administrative training schools in the U.S., or be assigned duty at a U. S. Air Force base where his particular skill is needed.

Chico Enterprise Record Mid 1940’s
Lt. Com. J.P. Fabian Great For Results At Pacific Outpost by S/Sgt. Pen T. Johnson Oakland,, Cal., a Marine Corps Combat Correspondent—Somewhere IN The South Pacific- (Delayed)
Lieutenant Commander James P. Fabian, a Navy surgeon from Chico, Cal., has never been caught short in an emergency. One night an unidentified Navy Seabee, taking a shortcut through the grounds of a South Pacific Island hospital, was stopped short in his tracks by an insistent whistle. Framed against a background of light in an open doorway stood a capped and gowned doctor beckoning frantically. “Did you want me, sir?”, hollered the Seabee. “You betcha boots I do,” yelled the Navy doctor. “Step in here a second. I want to see what type of blood you’ve got.” Before the startled Seabee could ask a question the doctor had pricked his finger with a needle. A Navy corpsman standing by rushed the slide with its minute drop of blood to the laboratory. In a few minutes he was back. “He’s the right type, doctor.” Within a few minutes a quart of blood had been drawn from the arm of the sweating Seabee. “I haven’t got time to explain now.’ Said the doctor as he rushed from his jungle operating room, “but I can guarantee your blood will save the life of a Marine fighter pilot just shot down.” The Seabee scratched his head mumbled, “you’re welcome, Doc,” turned and left the operating room. In less than fifteen minutes from the time Doctor Fabian stopped the Seabee, the life-giving blood was being transfused into the arm of the unconscious Marine pilot, who made a rapid and complete recovery.

Stu’s Notes: Yesterday, June 14th was Flag Day the United States Army was born in 1775 on that day, 237 years ago. It’s almost impossible to imagine how many served and died in that many years. Thanks to them and others our country is still a land of Freedom. But we must strive to keep it that way.

How about that Moseley family and their out standing service to our Country. I’m sure my friend Rocky is proud. This story came from a collection of Buzz Huntington. More how that collection came about soon. I remember Hollis Moseley, he was such a nice man who worked in the Pluming department next to my father, Walter Shaner’s, farm store department at the down town Montgomery Wards.

This week we went before the Butte County Supervisors and gave them a check from our savings which they will more than match and we can move forward with two parking lots on our Memorial. The County has secured a Grant that will build these lots, this will be a big thing, not only for the Memorial but for Our Veterans who have never had hardly any parking at their Hall since 1926. Thank You Butte County.