Printess Neal in Armed Forces
P. B. NEAL Pictured at the left is Sgt. Printess B. Neal of Hardin, whose engineering unit, has been given a m e r i torious service unit plaque for super i o r performance in building complete air depot on an undisclosed Atlantic island. Sergeant Neal, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Neal of Hardin, went into the army February 18, 15)43. Basic training at Jecerson Baracks Mo., and specialized instruction followed at Boise, Idaho, preceded building and dedication of an emergency landing strip at Snake River, Idaho. There the company was inspected and rated the superior engineering unit in the United States. Sergeant Neal was awarded a medal during training for breaking rapid rifle firing record at Gowen Field. The engineer has a brother in service. He is Pvt. James Elmer Neal, now at Camp Shelby, Miss. His wife and children live at Montgomery, Ala.