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Ronald Downey news - Two County Youth Enlist In U.S. Army Two more...
Two County Youth Enlist In U.S. Army Two more Indiana County young men enlisted in the US Army, making a total of seven young men who enlisted this month through the Indiana Army recruiting office, according to M-Sgt. Nicola Nicolucci, Army recruiter. They are: Ronald C. Downey, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Downey of Shelocta, and Thomas 0. Gromley, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Gromley of Heilwood. Both young men have been sent to Fort Knox, Ky. for eight weeks basic training and will be granted a 14 day leave at their homes before reporting to their new assignments. Pvt. Downey, a 1,957 graduate of Marion Center High School applied for and was granted a course in Deisel Engine Repair at the Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Va. Through the Army's "Reserved For You" technical training program. This course was guaranteed to him by the Adjutant General, US Army, before his actual enlistment, said M-Sgt. Nicolucci. Upon completion of this schooling, Pvt. Downey will be assigned to duty with deisei engines. Pvt. Gromely attended Pine Township High School before en- ering the Army and selected service in the Army Ordnance Corps. M-Sgt. Nicolucci said, Pvt's Downey and Gromely were enlisted under the Army's "Choice Not Chance" enlistment program whereby young men choose either a field of training or the course of i training, before they enlist. Furth- !er information may be obtained by ; contacting the sergeant at his office located at 112 South 7th. St., or by calling Indiana 5-2401.

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 27 Jan 1958, Mon,
  3. Page 28

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