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Private Yanhey Sends Word To His t .o!her Via Short-Vave, Dayton, 0. v The first' Short-waVe radio mes-sage- reported here from a .local - boy was that picked up front !:Toky6, ; Japan, by E. E: Alder- man 6f Dayton, Ohio, from Pfi-;'-vate'Lucien E. Yankey,' formerly of PerryvMe.' ' I ....; " Mr. Alderman,' 4 who has beeft ' receiving and relaying messages for the past seven months, sent Private Yankey's Communication 1 ;to the Postmaster at Perryville. 1 A prisoner of the : Japanese since his unit of the United States Army was captured in the Philippines . in June, 1942, Private Yankey addressed the radio dis- ' patch to his mother, Mrs. Anne Koney, as follows: ' "Hello mother, getting along fine and happy. Hope you are the same. Am being treated O. K. How is everything at home. Love, Your Son." - - The young man, , ,who is 28 l. years old, was a member ot the ; National Guards ;rom ; Har rods-burg who were caught in the fall of Bataan. , Mrs. Roney's elderly Perryville lady, reports that she has received about 25 letters from interested ' people all -over the- United States Since her boy's radio message was broadcast -- , wit 'hta made her ; very happy, and she says word from him has greatly eased her mind. Up to the time 'she heard from Mr. Alderman, Mrs.' Roney had been deeply concerned over the whereabouts of her son. , Mr. Alderman notifies, the postmaster of the town of every boy whose message he picks up via his short' wave radio. -. He says many people have requested him to keep listening and he has had over 400 grateful letters from the families of those whose news he has relayed. ' The postal cards which he uses for his correspondence on servicemen have been donated by Mrs.-&'rS,-GoodallY of Memphis, Tennessee.' : - ,

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  1. The Advocate-Messenger,
  2. 05 Apr 1943, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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