Perschka In Formosa
TAIPEI, FORMOSA (AHTNC) --- Army Staff Sergeant James W. Perschka, whose wife, Claudia, lives in Stanleytown, Va., participated in Exercise SKY SOLDIER IV in southern Formosa. The seven-day exercise ended late in October.
During the exercise, called TIEN PING IV in Chinese, elements of the U. S. Army's 173d Airborne Brigade and airborne units of the Army of the Republic of China parachuted into the maneuver area in order to repel a simulated aggressor force.
Sergeant Perschka, a squad leader in Headquarters Company 1st Battalion of the brigade's 503d Infantry on Okinawa, entered the Army in June 1952 and was last stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.
The 28-year-old soldier, son of Mrs. Faye E. Perschka, 32 Va; Terrace, Clarksville, Tenn,. was graduated from Mercer (Pa.) High School in 1952.
[The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, TN, 20 Nov 1963, Wed, Page 18]
INAUGURAL FINERY — Sergeant Major William A. Mercantel,
son of Mrs. Eva Lee of Iowa, La., has his dress blues "tailored" by four
other enlisted men prior to leaving tor the national capitol where he
will serve in an all-service honor cordon of the Presidential
Inauguration. . The other soldiers (from left) are Sergeant First
Class Bernard J. Townsend; First Sergeant Robert J. Varner, Sgt.
Bertrand, Sergeant Major Jesse E. Johnson, and Staff Sergeant James W.
Perschka. The five were selected on the basis of appearance, military
bearing, conduct and performance of duty.
[Lake Charles American-Press, Lake Charles, LA, 15 Jan 1961, Sun, Page 29]
[Jumpmaster note: This was the inauguration of John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the United States.
The ceremony was held on Friday, January 20, 1961 ]
[Pensacola News Journal (Pensacola, Florida) · 7 Oct
2002, Mon, Page 18
James Walter Perschka, 67, of Milton died
Saturday Oct. 4, 2002.
Lewis Funeral Home is handling arrangements.