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   Pfc Richard E. Rengert sent birthday and holiday greetings by cablegram from Frankfurt, Germany to his wife, Mrs. Lorraine Rengert of Perrysville, O.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Rengert of north of Brush Ridge.  Since last March he has been serving overseas with the 82nd Airbourne [sic] Division in the European war area.  Recently he was transferred to the Service Command 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Germany.  Among several awards he received for action in service, he holds a presidential citation.

[The Marion Star, Marion, OH, Sat Jan 5, 1946, Page 9]

2 Wyoming Boys
   Now In Germany

   T/4 Leo L. Endrusick, son of Mrs. Agnes Endrusick of 68 Second street, Wyoming [PA], is assigned to the technical information branch of theater operations in Frankfurt, Germany.
   Theatre special services is that branch of the Army responsible for entertainment and recreation of occupation troops.  athletics, motion pictures, libraries, service clubs, handicraft shops, live shows are a few of the many activities sponsored by Theatre Special Services.
   T/4 Endrusick is chief clerk of he control section of the technical information branch.  He has been overseas for more than eight months. He graduated from the Wyoming Memorial High school.
   Also stationed in Frankfurt, with the 508th Parachute Ingfantry [sic] Regiment is Pfc Frank Ceccarelli of 7th street Wyoming, who is a lifelong friend of T/4 Endrusick.  Pfc Ceccarelli also attended the Wyoming High school with T/4 Endrusick and the two came overseas together.
[Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, The Evening News, Wilkes Barre, PA, Sat Sept 28, 1946, Page 18]

PFC ROBERT F. HAYS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Hays, 3434 Fourth avenue south, now wears the silver emblem of a qualified paratrooper. The paratrooper's symbol was awarded the young soldier at Frankfort-on-Main, Germany, the day before his 19th birthday, April 26.  He now is assigned to duty with headquarters company of the 508th Parachute Infantry at Frankfort-on-Main.  Hays is a 1945 graduate of SPHS Petersburg Hih School and was active in the St. Petersburg Boy Scouts, the Civilian Defense corps, Sons of the Legion Drum and Bugle corps and participated in young people's activities at the First Avenue Methodist church. He enlisted for active duty in April, 1945. 

[Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, FL, 28 May 1946, Tue, Other Editions. Page 17]


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