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BOTH NOW SERGEANTS - Mark William Asper, son of Mrs. Lottie Asper, formerly of 4 Evergreen Blvd., Scotch Plains, now of California, California, and Jay Squires, son of Mrs. Florence Squires, 955 Kenyon Ave., were boyhood buddies here. They entered the Army in January, 1951, went to paratroop training at Fort Bragg, N. C, and now have both been promoted to sergeant at Fort Benning, Ga., where they are qualified parachutists with the 508 Airborne Regimental Combat Team.

[The Courier-News, 15 Aug 1952, Fri, Other Editions, Page 2]

Movie Reviews ---

"Jack*s" Show Military Life as Seldom Is

   The Gl's of the 508th Airborne Infantry Regiment, a rugged group of young men who spend their working days parachuting from high-flying airplanes, have found a new meaning for the word excitement, The revelation began when Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis swooped down on the Army's paratroop training base at Fort Benning, Ga., to make the picture, "Jump - the story of a ruthless revenge.  Willard Parker, Philip Reed and Barton MacLane are in the cast.  "Rocketship XM" is the co-feature with Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery and Noah Beery, Jr.
   Romance and drama in contrasting locales of big city and snow-covered countryside motivate "On Dangerous Ground," at the Lake Theater, with Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan. Co-featured is "New Mexico," with Lew Ayres and Marilyn 'Maxwell.
   "Destination Tokyo," at the Drive-In, is the story of a cruise of the "Copperfin" into Tokyo to obtain information necessary to making a later aerial raid on Japan. Co-featured is "Cavalry Scout."
   "Fixed Bayonets!" gallant drama of the Korean conflict, is showing at the Park Theater. It is not a theatrical war picture, but the story of an ex-Army corporal.  Co-featured is "Bronco Buster," story of the men who follow the rodeo circuit.

[The Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, IA. 01 Aug 1952, Fri Page 11]

   Fort Benning. Ga,--- Pvt. Joseph G. Naggy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Naggy. Latrobe R. D. 1, was recently graduated from the basic airborne course of the Infantry school as a qualified parachutist, according to an announcement by Maj. Gen. John H. Church, commandant.
   The course ia designed to train volunteer officers and enlisted personnel from all arms and branches of the service as qualified parachutists.
   Students are required to make five Jumps from an airplane Including one with full equipment.
   The airborne course la but one of 16 at the Infantry school open to officers and enlisted men of the regular army, Organized Reserve and National Guard. Courses range from training recruits to be parachutists to training regimental commanders ad general staff officers..

[Latrobe Bulletin, Latrobe, PA, 07 Feb 1952, Thu, Page 3]

Pvt. Clarence Delawder, of the Paratroops. Ft. Benning. Ga.. is on a ten day furlough with friends, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mc- , Braver and daughter. Edna and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Shackelford sons, Lowell Dean and Harold Williams, Jr.

[Washington C.H. Record-Herald, Washington Court House, OH, 22 Mar 1943, Mon, Page 8]


 Pvt. Angel Romero, son of Francisco P. Romero, Lower Valley, has won the famous wings and boots of the U. S. Army Volunteer Paratrooper. He has made his fifth and qualifying jump, a night technical leap identical to actual combat work in Sicily, which completes his four weeks of jump training.

[El Paso Times, El Paso, TX, 07 Jan 1944, Fri, Page 3]


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