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CAMP MACKALL NEWS LINE (9)

Mr. and Mrs. John Berner spent last week-end in Jackson with their son, Corporal James C. Berner.  Cpl. Berner was home from Ft. Benning, Ga., and spent a ten-day furlough with his family in Jackson. He left Friday for Camp McCann [sic], N. C.
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McComb Daily Journal, McComb, MS, , Page 6]

Pfc Clifton S. Ducote, son of Mrs. Benjamin L. Ducote of Cottonport, is now a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry and is in combat training at Camp Mackall N. C.
   He joined the Army in October, 1942 and won his wings as a United States parachutist on March 6, 1943. Before entering the service he studied at Cottonport high school and later worked for J. A. Harper, contractor, at Crowville, Miss.
   The 508th. Parachute regiment, made up of trained jumpers, recently returned to camp from airborne maneuvers in the field. The commanding general, impressed by its "excellent showing." commended "the spirit and discipline shown at all times by the men, in spite of inclement weather, fatigue, loss of sleep and hunger." The 508th is commanded by Colonel Roy E. Lindquist, 36, West Point Class of 30 and a pioneer parachutist.

[The Weekly News, Marksville, LA, , Page 1]