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O'Connell/Wood - Tank Co. Men Arrive on Anniversary of Sailing...
Tank Co. Men Arrive on Anniversary of Sailing lor Bataan Two more members of the 192nd Tank battalion are due to make Iheir first appearance in Janesville m almost five years Saturday afternoon when they will come home on a pass from Mayo General hospital, Galesburg, 111., where they have been • patients since the first part of this week. They are S/Sgts. Joseph O'Connell, Janesville, and John Wood, Whitewater. When S/Sgt. O'Connell learned Friday night that he and S/Sgt. Wood could leave the hospital at 7 a. m. Saturday, he telephoned his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William O'Connell, route 2, who left home at 1 a. m. in order to be there the minute he could leave. S/Sgt. O'Connell's younger brother, David, accompanied them. / The two men will arrive in Janesville on the fourth anniversary of the date of sailing for the Philippines in 1941. Approximately 40 children of Tank Company Auxiliary members and Janesvill* Boy Scouts were on the streets Saturday morning selling tags in memory of the day. Proceeds from the sale will be used to erect a memorial. Working at headquarters in the Milner hotel were Mmes. Helen Wallisch, Walter Write, Clara Tubbs, Ruhel Madison, Ethel Ryder and J. W. Brackin.

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 27 Oct 1945, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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