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January 22, 2016
More from 1942-43 Scrapbook
Corp. Lloyd Silva Tank Instructor

Corp. Lloyd J. Silva, who is in the Armed Force Replacement Training Center at Fort Knox, Ky., has finished several weeks of schooling in mechanics. He was one of six selected from 700 soldiers to be tank mechanics and eligible for transfer to the Air Force as technician. Promoted to technical corporal last March, he is now instructor and inspector of tanks for the 3rd Group Motor Pool. Corp. Silva is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Silva of Strawberry Valley. His wife, the former Dolores Dahl of Oroville, went to Kentucky several months ago to be with her husband.

Miss Smith Serves As An Army Nurse
A niece and three nephews of Mr. and Mrs. Muril Waugh of Robinson street are among Uncle Sam’s fighting men and women. They are the granddaughter and the grandsons of L.M. Nichols. The group, with one exception chose the navy. Miss Marie Smith, a first lieutenant in the army nurses corps, enlisted in February, 1942, following her graduation from the surgical department of Highland Hospital in Oakland. She is stationed at Camp Gurber, Okla., awaiting call for overseas duty. The daughter of Mrs. Bernice Smith of Portola, she formerly lived in Oroville.
(Stu-There it is in Print Uncle Sam’s Fighting Men and Women, be proud of them all.)

Cadet Peterson Has No Time For Loafing
Cadet Louis John Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Clemo, has been sent to Kansas State College for a course in chemical engineering. Cadet Peterson entered the service last November and served at Camp Haan where he was assigned to a hospital station. He was later transferred to laboratory school in the Denver Fitzsimmon General Hospital, largest Army hospital in the world. There he was on call 24 hours everyday and devoted 10 hours to physical education each week. The rest of any time he had left was given to study.

De Sabla Boy Commissioned In U. S. Naval Reserve Headquarters Ninth Naval District, Great Lakes Illinois Ensign Denver C. Latimer, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver Latimer, De Sabla, California, was one of a class of 900 men commissioned as officers in the U. S. Naval Reserve upon graduation from the Naval Training School for Midwestern university, Chicago, Ill., last week.

Tiedeman Now First Class
Pvt. Leroy F. Tiedeman, of Camp Beale, formerly of Oroville, has been promoted to the rank of Private First Class. Tiedeman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter N. Tiedeman, of Palermo Road.
(Stu- Leroy came home from the war, worked on Oroville Dam and is the brother of Pat Fore and Sam Gaines and was a member of our Oroville Veterans Memorial Committee Honoring all of Butte County.)

Former Crack Bowler Rolls Out Big Guns
Bob Anderson, who just before he entered the Army, created a sensation among local bowling fans by rolling 600 in a contest at the Elks Alleys, is now rolling out the big guns at Anti Aircraft Training Center, Camp Stewart, Georgia. Anderson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Anderson of Linden Avenue. He was graduated from Oroville high school in 1941 and was manager of the high school basketball team during his senior year. He attended Yuba Junior College at Marysville until the time of his enlistment, April 14, 1943. He was classmate of Alpha (Tex) Worthy and Leslie Bidwell Oroville who have both given their lives in the service of their country. In a letter to his parents, Anderson tells that his station is a thirty-five mile long new camp and that the men are putting in a lot of work clearing it. He winds up with “I would sure like to see old Oroville again. Tell all my friends ‘hello.’”
(Stu – We must find more on all these men and women. Help!)

Stanley Nichols Also In Pacific Section
Stanley Nichols, seaman second class, another son of H. A. Nichols, also lived with Mr. and Mrs. Waugh here before enlisting in the navy, and attended high school here. He has been in the navy since last September and now is serving in the South Pacific theatre of action.
(Stu- In the 40’s the South Pacific was a very scary place.)

Stu’s Notes:
June is coming fast. Yea! We will build on our River Site then. I feel so good something to see. But don’t forget we have a long way to go!