Lf. D. W. Hardwick Returns from ETO
Lieut. Donald W. Hardwick,
son of James T. Hardwick, is home after serving twenty-two months overseas.
Joining the Army in November, 1940, he was stationed at Fort Ord until he joined the paratroopers and was later transferred to Fort Benning, Georgia, Camp Blanding, Florida, and Camp Mackall, North Carolina.
With the 508th Parachute Infantry, which was a part of the 82nd Airborne Division, he participated in the Invasion of Normandy, the invasion of Holland, and campaigns of the Ardennes and Central Germany. He wears the Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Arrowhead, the ETO ribbon with four battle stars, the Purple Heart, the American Theater and American Defense ribbons, and Orange Lanyard of the Royal Netherlands Army.
Lieut. Hardwick's regiment was decorated with the Belgian
Fourregere and Militaire Willems Orde, degree of Knight of the Fourth Class, by the governments of Belgium and the Netherlands.
Lieut. Hardwick lived In Selma before entering the service and was graduated from Selma High School. On terminal leave, he will be discharged January 13. With his wife, the former Geraldine Suggs of Jacksonville, Fla, he is visiting his brother and sister, J. C. Hard- wick and Mrs. I. W. Stevenson, both of Selma.
[The Selma Enterprise, Selma, CA, 03 Jan 1946, Thu, Page 4]
Glen H. Blehm, Rt, 1, Box 156, Acampo. With 508th Parachute Inf. Regt. Served
two years, nine months with one year, six months overseas.. Was in the battles of the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Holds EAME, Victory, Good Conduct and American campaign medals and the Belgian
[Lodi News-Sentinel, Lodi, CA, 29 Jan 1946, Tue. Page 1]]
Mrs. Robert L. Seale of 1033 W Trade St has returned home after spending a week in Orange, Va. with relatives of Sgt Seale.
Sgt Seale is now stationed in Frankfort Germany with the 508th Parachute Infantry.
Mrs. Seale is the former Miss Ruth Black of Charlotte.
[The Charlotte News, Charlotte, NC, 23 Sep 1946, Mon, Page 16]
MASTER Sgt James B Smylie, former News Herald employee, is back m town this week-end looking fit as a fiddle after two years overseas with the 508th Parachute Regiment.
Smylie arrived at Staten Island Nov 9 and is now stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio pending a discharge.
He was in Ireland, England, Scotland, France and Germany and made two combat lumps— first in
Normandy, June 6 and again in Holland Sept 17.
His European theater ribbon is decorated with four battle stars and an invasion (D-Day) arrowhead. He also wears the combat infantry badge, Purple Heart and Presidential citation insignia, the Belgium
Fourregere and is entitled to wear the orange lanyard of the Royal Dutch Army. Glad to see you Smylie.
[The Kilgore News Herald, Kilgore, TX, 25 Nov 1945, Sun, Page 1]
21 Lodians Returned
From Armed Services
Twenty-one Lodians have won their discharge from the
armed services, it was reported yesterday by Lodi Selective Service
Board No, 35. They are: ...
Glen H. Blehm, Rt .1, Box 156, Acampo. With 508th Parachute Inf. Regt. Served
two years, nine months with one year, six months overseas. Was in the battles of the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Holds EAME, Victory, Good Conduct and American campaign medals and the Belgian
Lodi News-Sentinel, Lodi, CA, 29 Jan 1946, Tue, Page 1]
SSgt. Robert W. (Bobby) Moore was liberated by the Russians from a German prison camp recently. He Is now in Moscow.
SSgt. Moore, a paratrooper, was listed missing since D-Day for eight months and then reported prisoner. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Moore. Coffeyville, Kan., former Okmulgeeans.
[Sunday Times Democrat, Okmulgee, OK, 25 Mar 1945, Sun, Page 3]