|CAMP MACKALL NEWS LINE
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]
Pfc. Lowell W. Rogers
is now a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry in combat training
at Camp Mackall, N. C. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Rogers,
reside at 1909 S. Sixteenth street. He joined the army on September
September 21, 1942.
Before entering the service he studied at Marquette university,
Milwaukee, and later worked at the U. S. War department, Chicago
The 508th Parachute regiment, made up of trained jumpers, recently
returned to camp from airborne maneuvers in the field.
[The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, 13 Aug 1943, Fri, Page 3]
Pfc. Bryant C. DeLoach is now a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry, in combat training at Camp Mackall, N.C.
His mother, Mrs. B. C. DeLoach, resides at 616 South Lincoln. He joined the Army last Oct 20 and won his wings as a parachutist on March 12 this year.
[Santa Maria Times, Santa Maria, CA,
10 Aug 1943, Tue, Page 3]
Cloye Drury Honored in Albany At Family Reunion
ALBANY, Aug. 26 --- (UPI) Sgt. Cloyce Drury,
who is here on furlough from Fort Bragg, N. C.. was guest of honor
for a reunion dinner when members of the families of Mrs. A. M.
Kelly and her daughter. Mrs. E. P. Drury. and Mr. Drury of Killeen,
met Tuesday at the home of Kelly's son. John Hightower, and Mrs.
Others present were Mrs. Cloyce Drury. Janis Hightower, Mr. and
Mrs. Rhea Pannell and daughter, Peggy Jo. Albany; Bobbie Jean Drury.
Killeen; Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Drury and ton, Freddie Killeen Mrs.
Fronza White and children, LaWanda and Fonza White Jr ,Temple City.
Calif.,.. Mrs. Philip Minear, San Diego. Calif.; and Mrs. Cloyce
Drury's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Pippins, and their daughters, Mary and
Evelyn. Cusco. and Ora Faye, Haskell; Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Crofford
and children. Jim and Marlene. Gilliland; Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Crow,
Sagerton; Doris Mae Gibson. Mart; Billy Calthay, Gilliland; Leo Brow
and Raymond Stlllwagon, Camp Barkeley; Mr. and Mrs. Rex Murray, Mr.
and Mrs, G. E. Davis, Mr. and C. H. Spurlln, Mrs. S. B. Spurlin.
Opal Culpepper of Rule and Mr. and Mrs. Otto SpurIin and daughters,
Polly and Jean of Graham
[Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, TX, 27 Aug 1943, Fri, Page 21]