Plymouth County

Royal Hawkins




A number of officer-candidates in the Army and Navy have arrived home on between-term leaves. They will be home from 3 to 10 days, depending on the arrangements of the particular colleges at which they are being trained, and whether or not they transfer to different schools for the next term. Don Marcue was home for 24 hours from Kingman, Arizona Army Air Corps. Jack Koerner, in V-12 at Normal, Ill., will be home until July 1. Donald R. Witt in V-12 at Washington U., Seattle, Wash., is spending his leave there, as otherwise he would spent most of it in traveling. Mark Meis, in midshipman’s school at Columbia University, New York, doesn’t get a leave this time, as there is no break in the training schedule. Don Walz, in ASTP at the State University, Iowa City, where he is a medical student is home on a short leave. Ray McArthur, in V-12 at Ames, arrived home yesterday on between-terms leave. John F. Starzl, in V-12 at St. Mary’s College, Winona, Minn., arrived home last week and will return to the same school to continue his studies. His brother, Tom Starzl, a USNR enlistee, has received his orders and will leave Thursday for Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., to begin his V-12 training. Royal Hawkins, who won his V-12 appointment at the same time, will begin his training for a Navy commission at Ames, Iowa.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, June 26, 1944


Source: The LeMars Globe-Post, January 29, 1945 (photograph only)

Adaville: (Special Correspondence)
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hawkins received word that their son, Royal, who has been stationed in the Philippine Islands, arrived in the United States last week and expects to receive his discharge soon. He has been in the Navy for two years. Their son, Duane Hawkins, who has been in the Marines for four years, also expects to receive his discharge this week.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, June 14, 1946