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.
Mercury (Pottstown, Pennsylvania) · Sat, Feb 27, 1943 · Page 6]
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
[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]
Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Thursday, November 25, 1943, Page
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
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.
THINKING SAVES PARATROOPER
FT. BENNING, Ga., Jan. 23 (UPI) --- A
26-year-old paratrooper from Memphis, Tenn., floated into the
paratroopers hall of fame here on his emergency 'chute.
Cpl. Glenn B. Rehmel of the 508th Airborne Infantry Regimental
Combat Team was making a routine night jump, his 11th one over
the fort's Lee Field, when he realized that his regular
parachute had not properly opened.
Rehmel plummeted through the black space for more than 700 feet
before opening his reserve 'chute just In time to afford him a
safe but hard landing.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd A. Rehmel of Memphis picked himself
up and sighed, "Boy! That was close."
[The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, SC, 24
January 1952, Thursday, Page 1]
1951 Summer Jump
unavailable, men named are [bottom left, clockwise] Wade,
Bowles, Jasinski, Pierce, Wansik, Wilkins, Lesnik, Moore,
Cronin, Mooney and Thomas.
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