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March 11, 2015

Jerry Huntington , son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Huntington, who has just been advanced to private first class, has written that he has been sent back to Fort Knox, where he will stud wheeled vehicle maintenance for 11 weeks. He is very happy over this assignment, for it is in line with the work he was going when he joined the army. Jerry wants to hear from his friends and gave his address as 12th Co., TNG GP TAS, Fort Knox, Ky.
(Stu- I’ve written quite a bit about Jerry Huntington.Next week more about Jerry.)

Earl Jacobes Wins Army Silver Wings
Commissioned a second lieutenant son July 23, at Freeman Army Air field in Indiana, Earl Jl Jacobes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Jacobes, B Street, Oroville has advanced to another school to learn further refinements of flying. Lt. Jacobes entered the service in December, 1940, from the Chico State Teachers’ college. Trained first in radio navigation at Hamilton Field, he later attended army meteorologist schools in Illinois and Utah. He helped install the meteorologist department at Will Rogers Field in Oklahoma. His sergeant’s rating came in Birmingham, Ala., and his master sergeancy was obtained at Jackson, Tenn. The flyer has also been assigned to various other air training bases in the country. He is a graduate of the Oroville grammar and high schools.

Bill Dresser Going Back To Farragut
Bill Dresser, son of Mr. an Mrs. Andrew Proschold, will leave tomorrow for Farragut, Ind., having spent a week here on leave. Dresser has completed his 8 weeks of training in navy boot amp there and will be assigned to an outgoing unit on his return. He was inducted on June 19.
(Stu- I’ve written quite about Bill Dresser .)

Wed At Reno
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Kroeger, plan to make their home at San Francisco, Married at Reno on January 12, their wedding was revealed at a dinner given July 29 at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Ray Dodson of High street. Clifford Kroeger entered the U. S. Coast Guard in 1942.

Wisler Now Commander
Lt. W. A. Wisler, in command of a mine sweeper in Hawaiian island waters, has been raised in rank to lieutenant commander, according to word received by his wife, a sister of Mrs. Wm. T. Sweasy of Thermalito. Mrs. Wisler and her son Bill are living at the Sweasy home. Commander Wiser was in the naval reserve, having taken the 4-year ROTC course at the University of California. He was employed in the engineering department of the Shell oil Co in Los Angeles at the time of the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. (In the snapshot Wisler is wearing a shell lei given him by a friend at a ball game in the islands).

Jack Van Lindly Training In Idaho
Jack Van Lindly of the U. S. Navy has finished “boot Camp” training Farragut, Idaho, and is now taking a special electrical course there.

Local Man Completes U.S. Naval Training
Great Lakes, Ill., July 12, (by mail) - Robert Roy Swinney,20 , of Myers Street, Oroville, has completed 16 weeks training at the U. S. Naval Training School for machinist’s mates on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,Minn., and now awaits assignment to duty with the fleet or at a shore station.

Stu’s Notes:
 If you know anything about these young heroes of Oroville and America, please let me know.