Mills County

Marion Chapman





Silver City Sailor Home on Furlough
After Seven Sea Battles

SILVER CITY – Marion Chapman, boatswain’s mate second class, who enlisted in the navy Aug. 1, 1941, has arrived home to sent a 30-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chapman.

He has done service on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, having engaged in seven battles and being on the “Hornet” at the time of its sinking. Since then he has been stationed on New Caledonia island. He is up for a promotion to boatswain’s mate first class and when he returns to the coast he will again be stationed on a ship.

Marion was expected to arrive home for Christmas but since he did not, the Christmas celebration was postponed, awaiting his arrival, and was celebrated last Thursday at the home of his parents, with a family dinner and gift exchange.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, February 08, 1944, Page 5 (photo included)