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May 24, 2013
Oroville Mercury Register
June 25, 1942
“Some Gave All”
Brother Of Former Local Woman Lost

Domingo Guerra, water tender first class, U. S. naval reserve, brother of a former Oroville resident is missing in action, according to the navy’s fifth casualty list, released Wednesday. Guerra gave as his next of kin his sister, Mrs. Carl O. Reinius formerly of Huntoon Street, However, a Mercury representative was unable to locate Mrs. Reinius, and it was believed she had moved away from Oroville more than a year ago. James Moural Jr., apprentice seaman, son of James Moural Sr., of South Normal Street, Chico, also was listed as missing. The list contained names of 2207 men lost “in direct action with the enemy” - 98 killed, eight wounded and 2101 missing- bringing the navy’s official casualty toll to more than 10,000. The latest list covered those casualties reported to next of kin between May 11 and June 16. The casualties came from every state in the union, with California having 297: Illinois 117, and Texas108. The total list may not be published or broadcast, but names of men lost from areas covered by specific newspapers or broadcasting stations may be revealed locally.

Oroville Mercury Register
May 19, 1943
In The Fight
Harvey Juchtzer With Anti Tank Battalion

Pvt. Harvey Juchtzer, son of Carl G. Juchtzer of the Cherokee district, is with a tank destroyer battalion, stationed at Camp Bowie, Tex. He was inducted into the army Feb. 8, 1943.

From Looking Back on Oroville Heroes
September 6, 2002
Oroville Mercury Register
January 6, 1945
“Some Gave All”
H. H. Juchtzer Dies in Action

Pfc. Harvey H. Juchtzer was killed in action on Dec. 19 in Belgium, according to a telegram received here today from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Juchtzer of the Spring Valley Mine. Pfc. Juchtzer was inducted into the army Feb. 8, 1943, from Oroville. He trained at Camp Bowie and Camp Hood, Texas, with the tank destroyer battalion, armored division, U.S. Army. In June of last year he was sent overseas arriving in Europe shortly after the D-day invasion. He has written letters home from German soil. Before entering the army he was helping his father at the mine in the Cherokee district. He is a graduate of the Calaveras County schools near Angels Camp. He leaves besides his parents, three sisters, Dorothy, and Elizabeth Juchtzer of this vicinity, Emily Juchtzer, a welder in the shipyards at Portland, Ore. And a brother, Frit Juchtzer, yard superintendent at the Seabees Base in Pleasanton.

Stu’s Notes:
Of course the above story of the two missing men is a small piece of the puzzle. Where were they from and were they found? As in many of our stories the search goes on for that “Rest of the Story”. I do know neither name, Domingo Guerra and James Moural Jr. are not on our website. Thanks to Daryl Autrey, any of the thousand’s of names I’ve written about can be found in a few clicks of the little old mouse. I few years ago mouse meant one thing to me a little critter with four legs, a tail and looked something like a rat. I never did mind a mouse, rats, I don’t like. I just found the above little article about Harvey Juchtzer. The “Some Gave All” article was used shortly after I started doing this column. Those young brave men that fought the German Tank had a very tough job as the German’s had one of the best tanks in the War.

Well we are ready for Memorial Day. We have been meeting and planning for months, under the guidance of our leader Sherry Morehouse. She kept us inline, made sure we had coffee and donuts at each meeting and a post card to make sure we didn’t forget to be there. Sherry does so much for this community and she really doesn’t want a thank you and will probably kill me for this. Thank you so much Sherry. Don’t’ make our work go in vain, if you haven’t come to an Oroville Memorial Day you’ll be glad you did on this day to honor those men and women that “Gave so Much”. Memorial Day Service, Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11AM at Oroville Memorial Park Cemetery on Lincoln Blvd. 1:15 pm. Bell and Wreath Ceremony on the Old Green Bridge, Next to the Round About. 12:00PM BBQ at the Veterans Memorial Hall on Montgomery Street. Donation $8 for adults, $4 for children under 10. Offered by the American Legion Post 95 Call me, Stu at 533-8147 for more information. Oroville Veterans Memorial Park for all of Butte County. The BBQ will still be going on after the Bridge Ceremony. The Thermalito Nelson Avenue Band will play under the Direction of Bob Christiansen.