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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 18, 1953

News of Men in the Armed Services

Our thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Paul STEPHENS, of Ames, for the following address of their son:

Pvt. Roger D. STEPHENS, US-55313720, Btry. C., 2nd AAA Bn., 1st Arm'd Div., Fort Hood, Texas.

Roger is a grandson of Mrs. J. F. MATTHEWS, of Mount Ayr.

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A 2c. Paul E. DOSER, of the Sculthrope Air Force Base in England, left Monday evening of last week for New York, concluding a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery DOSER, of Kellerton. He was accompanied by his fiancee, Miss Mary PECK, who had also been visiting in the DOSER home, and who returned to her home in Utica, N.Y.

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WOJG James C. MOTSINGER graduated recently as a superior student (grades of 91% or better) from the recent Engineer Equipment Maintenance and Repaid Course conducted at the U.S. Army Europe Engineer School. This information has been received from R. L. Jewett, colonel, corps of engineers commandant, by James' parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. MOTSINGER, of Mount Ayr. The letter continued: "Achieving a superior rating in this course is noteworthy accomplishment attained by only a small percentage of the students. The instruction is necessarily rapid and condensed in order to make the most of the short time available for special schooling. Therefore, these students who make superior grades deserve particular recognition for their ability and hard work. You can be justly proud of the fine record maintained by your son during his stay at the school. It has been a privilege to have him under my command."

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A group of friends and relatives met Friday evening, June 12th, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emery DOSER, of Kellerton, to visit with A-2c Paul E. DOSER, who was home on furlough from the Schulthrope Air Force Base in England. Sharing the occassion (sic) were Mr. and Mrs. A. J. GOODELL, Mrs. Anna GOODELL, Mr. and Mrs. Frank BURNS, Mr. and Mrs. Harold PETTIS, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur MOSBARGER, Mrs. Pleasy DAVIS, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest SMITH, Mr. and Mrs. Jamie MEADOWS and Phyllis, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd FOLTZ, Gene McALEXANDER, Mr. and Mrs. Rex SHAHA and Kyle, Joda SHAHA, Mr. and Mrs. Russell HUGHES and Arvid, Mr. and Mrs. Martin O'CONNELL, Ora FUGATE, Mr. and Mrs. Dean FUGATE and Mr. and Mrs. Robert NOYES and Richard of Kellerton.

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Pvt. Jim COOK sailed May 12 on the USS General S.D. Sturgis from Seattle, Wash., for Japan. He landed May 26th at Tokyo, and then moved north to Sapporo, where he is now stationed. He is in training with the combat engineers. His new address is as follows: Pvt. James W. COOK, US55309710, Hq. Co., 3rd Bn., 8th Cav. Regt., APO 201, Care P.M., San Francisco, Calif.

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Pvt. Albert J. ALLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert ALLEN, of Kellerton, recently arrived in Korea for duty with the 25th Infantry Division. Private ALLEN, a neuro-psychiatric technician, entered the army last July and received his basic training at Camp Pickett, Va. A 1952 graduate of the State Univeristy of Iowa, he worked for the State University Psychopatic Hospital in civilian life. Now the senior American division on the Korean peninsula, the 25th Infantry landed there in July, 1950, shortly after the Communists launched their attack against the Republic of South Korea.

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Pvt. Bill REES came Saturday from Ft. Benning, Ga., and is enjoying a two-week furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph REES, Mary and Jo. Bill will leave July 2nd for New Jersey, from where he will be transferred to Germany.

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For friends wishing to write to Richard EVANS, his address is as follows: Pvt. Richard K. EVANS, US55217144, B Bty., 3rd AAA-A W. B.N. (f. t.), 3rd Inf. Div., ATO 468, San Francisco, Calif.

Transcription and notes by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2012

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