Eavey, Vernon A, promoted, 20 Aug 1945, Morning Herald, Hagerstown, MD

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Eavey, Vernon A, promoted, 20 Aug 1945, Morning Herald, Hagerstown, MD - a on D S E S 162S outposts to do a...
a on D S E S 162S outposts to do a transportation job unequalled unequalled in history. Henry Eaton, seaman first class of the United States Naval Reserve, Thurmont, Route 1, who served aboard one of seven infantry land- 'ng craft is back in the United States to be prepared for duty in the Pacific after 15 months in the ETO, the Navy announced yesterday. yesterday. ' Returning home from Italy, Cpl. Fred H. Younkins. son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Younkins of Yarrowsburg, Yarrowsburg, landed in an ATC plane at Miami, Fla.. on August 11, and will arrive at his home on August 17. Cpl. Younkins was a member of the famed 27th Field Artillery Battalion, attached to the veteran First Armored Division, and went overseas in May 1942. His outfit trained in Ireland and made the initial landings in Africa. At the conclusion of that campaign, they participated in the invasion of Italy at Salerno a n d . spearheaded the landing at Anzio. They concluded concluded their Italian campaign with the surrender of German troops on May 16. Cpl. Younkins received-six battle stars on his ETO ribbon and has a total of 109 points for his 44 months of service. ----o Recently promoted to the grade of sergeant is Vernon A. Eavey. husband of Mrs. Ramona Eavey, 733 Virginia avenue, who is now- stationed at the Lincoln Army Air Field, Nebraska. Sgt. Eavey, a member of the 3541st AAF Base Unit, is now assigned assigned to the ETTC. He was inducted inducted into the service on April 17, 1943. Camp Blanding. Florida. -- Pvt. Guy L. Munson, Pvt. William E. Snyder and Pvt. Robert L. Davis have been awarded the expert infantryman badge after completing completing a rigorous course of training in the infantry replacement training training center here. Award of this badge, which for additional compensation above base pay, means that the three local boys are expert in the use several of the infantry's weapons and have done a more than satisfactory satisfactory job of learning the other military skills required oE a GI. All three boys entered the service service in 1945. Pvt. Munson who the husband of Mrs. Daisy B. Mimson of Hagerstown, was formerly employed by James B. Huss. Pvt. Snyder, son of Mrs. William E. Snyder, 701 Chestnut street, worked worked at Hess Auto Body Works. before entering the service, and Pvt. Davis, whose parents, Mr. Mrs. Russell Davis, reside at 443 South Prospect street, was formerly formerly employed by Coffman Lumber Company. o Miami, Florida.--Speeded toward home from overseas as part of "Green Project" which calls for the Air Transport Command's Caribbean division to fly 30,000

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  1. The Morning Herald,
  2. 20 Aug 1945, Mon,
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