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 - Greene War Dads to Hold Memorial Service Sunday...
Greene War Dads to Hold Memorial Service Sunday Greene, Nov. 18 The Greene Chapter of American War Dads will hold the second memorial service in honor of those who have died in the service of their country in the Greene Central School Auditorium Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The Rev. Halsey W. Morgan, pastor of Central Baptist Church, will deliver the message, and his topic will be "This Is Still God's World." The music will be under the direction of Mrs. Julia Godden. The service is in honor of 10 local boys whose deaths have Deen oiiiciaiuy announced since the first memorial service held in May. First Class Private Douglas Forrest, 19, -son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Forrest, enlisted in the Marine Corps on Jan. 1, 1943, and sailed for combat duty in the Southwest Pacific on Dec20, 1943. He died of wounds received dur ing the invasion of Saipan in the Marianas Islands July 2, 1944. Besides his parents he is survived by a wife, Doris McFarlyn Forrest of Tyler, Tex. First Class Torpedoman Harry Eastwood, son of Mrs. II. R. Ellsworth of Lebanon, Pa., a former resident of Greene, was reported missing in action Feb. 25, 1943. Later confirmation of his death was received by his mother. Staff Sergt. Orry E. Wright, son of Orry Wright of Harpursville, was reported missing in action in Italy, Nov. 8, 1943. He was employed in Greene at the time he was inducted on Sept. 6, 1942, and was sent overseas in September, 1943. His death was later confirmed. Sergt. Gerald Putnam, 26, son of Mrs. Grace A. Putnam of Bing hamton, former resident of Greene, I enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1940 and went overseas in August, 1943. Word was received that he was killed in action in March, 1944 Private Louis Barrows, 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvine Barrows was inducted into service in April, 1942, and in September, 1942, was ?ent overseas where he served in both the North Africa and Sicily campaigns. He was transferred to England where he remained until the invasion of France. He was killed in action June 22, 1944 Lieut. Carl Pierson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Pierson, enlisted in May, 1942, and was sent overseas in December, 1943. He took part in the Italian campaign in more than 80 missions before he was re ported killed in action in Italy on June 1, 1944. Sergt. Charles Helm, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Helm of Tar- bell Farms, was reported killed while on duty July 26, 1944. He enlisted in the army Sept. 13, 1939. Private Erwin Weymouth, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wey mouth, was inducted into service Dec. 8. 194o. He was sent overseas in June. 1944, and reported killed in action on Aug. 14, 1944. Lieut. Robert C. Adams, 25. son of Mr. and Mrs. Hazard Adams, entered the service July 10, 1941. He was sent to England in December, 1943, and had seen action in France and Belgium. He was reported killed in action Oct. 11, 1944. At the time of his death he was on the Siegfried Line in Germany. ' First Class Private Roland Pettis, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Pettis of Greene R. D. 1, entered service Nov. 8, 1942. He was sent overseas in April and was reported killed in action Oct. 12, 1944.

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