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 - The in Lt. John Spencer Of Bassett, Loses...
The in Lt. John Spencer Of Bassett, Loses Lifelnltaly -Lt. John I. Spencer of Bassett was killed in action in Italy on June 14, according to a War Department notification received by his wife, Mrs. Irvine Spencer. A member of the infantry, he lost his life while participating in the capture of Mt. Argentario on the Orbetello Peninsula, north of Rome.' ... Lieut. Spencer had -been fighting, with the Fifth Army since the landing on Anzio beachhead. Wounded before Cisterria, he had been awarded the Purple Heart medal. He • had fully recovered from his wounds and had been pursuing the Germans three weeks without relief when killed. The young officer was 26, and 120 S. UNION SAT. ROAST— FRESH FULL DRESSED HENS DETAIL TOR TODAY Captain of the CAPTAIN OF THE HEAD is the title bestowed upon the Navy man who is assigned the task of painting and cleaning the washroom. It's a friendly sort of detail and you seldom have cause to be lonely, because your shipmates are continually coming in to wash clothes, shave, take a shower or wash up. This, of course, makes it a bit difficult to complete your job in less than 10 or 12 hours— you've' no sooner finished cleaning the wash bowl when someone comes in to wash his hands and you have to scrub it all over again. If he's smart, a CAPTAIN OF THE HEAD can make the job last all day if he wants to—and most of 'em are smart. . ~ , ' FRESH BEEF had been in the Army since March, 1937, when he .left his job with the Bassett Furniture Co. here to enlist. In addilion to his wife, Lieut. Spencer is survived by his father, Herford Spencer and 14 brothers and sisters. The latter are: Mrs. A. L. Philips, Mrs. Betty Hart and Mrs. HaUie Agee, all of 61 and 62 Water St., Schoolfield; Mrs. L M. Weatherford of Burke vtlle; Mrs. L. G. Milton and Miss Collotta Spencer, of Danville, Route G; Thomas W. Spencer of Danville Route 6; Less M. Spencer, Grover C. Spencer, Edgar C. Spencer and Widdie Spencer, all of, Bassett: I j Charlie M. Spencer of Roanoke; A C. Spencer, U. S. N., on duty ii the Pacific; and Pvt, Aaron Spencer, U. S. A., of Camp Wheeler, Ga. TENDER CHUCK Lb. 25 1 IN City Back Says Argentina —Sobered by report by ers settled task of the from the More last officially casualties For a case the blitz there was dark and assault. "people to" the ever grumbling. had rally the was Even crying against government the.flying silent. London old role frontline underground packed fully of the with dusk. The

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  1. The Bee,
  2. 07 Jul 1944, Fri,
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