JOSEPH J. BONVILLAIN is now a member of the 508th Parachute
Infantry, in combat training at Camp Mackall, NC. He is the
son of R. F. Bonvillain, 4518 Southern Ave. Pvt BONVILLAIN entered
the army in October 1942, and won his wings as a parachutist March
6. The 508th parachute infantry regiment recently returned to
camp from, airborne maneuvers in the field, and was commended by the
commanding general, Col Roy E. Lindquist, for its excellent showing,
and 'the spirit and discipline shown at all times by the men, in
spite of inclement weather fatigue, loss of sleep and hunger."
[The Gazette and Daily, York, PA, Tues., Aug 3,
1943, Page 22]
Pvt Samuel R. Shepler, son of Mr. and Mrs.. Samuel C.
Shepler, west of Millersburg [OH}, is spending a 10-day furlough
with his parents. He is with Co. I, 508th Parachute Inf. at
Camp Mackall, N.C.
[The Tribune, Coshocton,
Ohio, 29 Aug 1943, Sun, Page 6]