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BASIC TRAINING SCENES

[l-r] :Bob Speers and Stanley Nordwall

(preceding photos courtesy of Bob Speers)

[l-r]: Gene Evans, Chuck Lantry, unknown

 

[front row] P. R. Edmondson, Chuck Lantry, Gene Evans;
[standing] Bob Speers, unknown, George Christ; John Vogel, unknown

[squatting] Bob Speers, Chuck Lantry, unknown
[standing] John Vogel
Proud Mother
Viola Cary Monroe beams at her son Harry Cushman Monroe.

Blanding Buddies
[front] Jack Whelan
[row 2] Chuck Lantry (KIA Normandy) Gene Evans, unknown
[rear] John Vogel and Bob Speers.
  Vogel, Lantry and Speers all came from Michigan and traveled from Fort Custer, MI together.

 

Sent to Parachute Regiment
  
Private Wenton D., Hutchinson of Wheelersburg has been assigned to the 508th parachute regiment at Camp Blanding, Fla., after completion of his basic training at Ft Thomas, Ky.

[Portsmouth Daily Times (Portsmouth, Ohio), Thu, Oct 22, 1942, Page 5]  But ... on 19 Nov 1943 Pvt Hutchinson was transferred to the 78th Infantry Division at Camp Butner, NC.  and now you know the rest of the story

Is Parachutist
Wesley F. Lobner, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lobner, 533 Messer street, is now a member of Uncle Sam's parachute infantry.  After enlisting in Wausau, Lobner went to Milwaukee  and was then assigned to Co. F, 508th Parachute Infantry, Camp Blanding, FL, his present address.
[The Rhinelander Daily News (Rhinelander, Wisconsin) Mon, Nov 16, 1942 Page 2] [PDF]

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