Pvt Karl F. Lechner
who now is with Service Company, 508th Parachute Infantry, Camp
Mackall, N.C., asks that his friends write to him. He formerly
lived in Boyertown and was employed by Spicer Manufacturing co,
Since entering the Army two months ago he has been stationed at
three camps, he writes. "I've in Camp Blanding, Fla., then
Fort Benning, Ga., and now Camp Mackall, which is a new camp at
Hoffman, N.C., just for airborne troops.
Pfc John W. Loven, son of
Mrs. Mary Sue Loven, of Hone, Texas was a frequent visitor at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Bates during his furlough. He is
stationed at Camp Mockall, N.C. [sic]
[Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, TX, Wednesday,
January 5, 1944, Page 3]
William D. Garletts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Garletts of
Tunnelton, W. Va., formerly of Connellsville, has won the right to
wear Wings and Boots of the United States Paratroops. He has
completed four weeks of jump training during which he made five
jumps from a plane in flight, the last a tactical jump at night
involving a combat problem on landing at Fort Benning, Ga.
[The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May
31, 1944, Page 3]
JAMES E. HAMMONDS
HOME ON FURLOUGH
Correspondence of The Robesonian
Red Springs, Rte 2,
April 6 -- Pvt James E. Hammonds, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hammonds, of
Shannon is visiting the home of his parents. He arrived April 2 for a
10-day furlough. This is his first visit home since entering the
service over four months ago.
Pvt Hammonds entered the army service Nov. 26 and was stationed at
Camp Blanding, Fla., and then was transferred to Fort Benning, Ga., and now
he is stationed at Camp Mackall, N.C. He says he likes the army fine.
His address is: Pvt James E. Hammonds, service Co., 508th Parachute Inf.,
Camp Mackall, N.C.
[The Robesonian (Lumberton, North
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Pre-Flight To Celebrate
The Chapel Hill Navy Pre-Flight School will celebrate its
first anniversary on Sunday with a program starting at two p.m. in Kenan
stadium, followed by a baseball game at Emerson Field.
President Frank P. Graham will deliver the principal address, and
the entire Pre-Flight corps will pass in review. The ceremonies will
be highlighted by the decoration of an Aviation Cadet for gallantry under
fire during the recent attack on Casablanca. The well-known Navy
Pre-Flight band will perform during the proceedings.
Faculty, students, and the general public are invited to attend and
during the program will occupy the seats on the north side of the stadium.
With the conclusion of the program at Kenan stadium the Pre-Flight
baseball nine will face the 508th Parachute Infantry team from Camp Mackall.
American League batting champion Ted Williams will not play the full fane,
but ill be in the dugout for use as a pinch hitter.
Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) · Wed, May 19, 1943 · Page 4]
Robins Will Play Strong
Team Next Saturday
Defeated Team From Ft.
Bragg Last Sunday at Red Springs
By Tom Cope
Springs, June 2 --- Before an overflow crowd the Flying Red Robins unloosed
their big bats to slug out an 8 to 5 victory over the 203rd Field Artillery
of Fort Bragg here in Red Springs Sunday. Lee Leichellie,
centerfielder for the Robins, with 2 home runs and a single led the Robins
hitting. Upchurch, Maus and Chester also had 2 hits each to their
The Robins strengthened by the addition of 2 new pitchers Lefty Bledsoe
and Slim Watson veteran Semi-Pro performers and the return of shortstop Al
Ceratoe are taking some of the strongest competition in the state, playing
the strong 508th Parachute Inf. of Camp Mackall here in Red Springs next
Sunday afternoon in Robins Park. Lefty Bledsoe will be on the mound
for the Robins.
Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) · Wed, Jun 2, 1943 · Page 6] [PDF]