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FORT BENNING GA NEWSLINE

Haring Inducted
   Following is a list of names and addresses of men inducted into the armed forces from Boyertown

Pvt Willard Samuel Haring, Band, 508th Parachute Infantry, Fort Benning, Ga.

[Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Pennsylvania) Sat, Feb 27, 1943 Page 6]  [PDF]


   Corporal Lloyd Kempf
of the 508th Parachute Infantry, Camp Benning, Ga., is spending a furlough here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kempf, of Janeway street

[The Kane Republican (Kane, Pennsylvania) Fri, Mar 12, 1943 Page 8]  [PDF]


At the Fort Benning Parachute School, two Kentucky paratroops have successfully made their fifth and qualifying jumps and now can wear the coveted Wings and boots of the Army paratroop.  The new jumpers are Sgt. Gordon Perkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Perkins Hindman [KY], and Pvt Kenneth Hundley, brother of Miss Ann Hundley, Carrollton [KY]

   [The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Thursday, November 25, 1943, Page 16]

Night Jump Almost Fatal
Cpl Glenn B. Rehmel had a chute malfunction when he jumped over Lee Field, Fort Benning.  He deployed his reserve chute with just 250 feet of altitude left  That must have been a scary situation as Glenn was still holding the reserve handle when he landed,
   Lee Field was named in honor of Major General William C. Lee, who was known as the Father of the Airborne, and who was a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division.

Medal Presentations
[l-r] Col. Glenn McGowan, C.O. Hq Hq, Pfc Dickey (Col's orderly); Lt. Russell B. Morgan; Gen. Harvey H. Fischer; Cpl Jesse Clay; Sfc Collingsworth.
   Cpl Clay, being pinned, was a POW in Korea.
   Note the Red Devil emblems on the left shirt pockets

(courtesy Mickey Archinbeque)
 

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