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VHge Sgt. Parish Brings Home Prayer Boole of Fallen Buddy • \ treasured possession of the late | American Defense and Asiatic- gp''SSl- Robert Havens, Janesville- j Pacific rlbbortt.jviih throe star*. "5 book of pi-avers which he had gGT ioHK WOOD ON •*itii him at the time of his death in VISIT IN W1UTKWATEK Philippine prison camp after the W hHew.ter-A liberated veteran 01 of BataaLhas been turned -^.^^ £>«.^: i-er to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. at ., a m Saturday for a surprise 3Jeorge Havens, 1S03 Mineral Point visit at the home of his parents, -avenue. The book, carefully pre- Mr. and Mrs. John Wood. He ex- iJrved by a fdlow non-commis- PecU£ ^ h™^ afte,' •«4oned officer, S/Sgt. Plulip Parish, After being removed to Japan •5c still intact after its many thou- f rom \] }e Philippines Sgt. Wood •*^.._, :,__ _i- 4.,«.—t r,*,,i He n,n!ii-u ,i-/}t-L-nri in i» iiiinR 175 miles from and miles of travel and its J'eai m custody of Sgt Parish, through- Tokyo until his liberation Aug. ..!, "out his period in prison camps in the Philippines and Japan. " Sga. Parish is one of the two •'.192nd Tank battalion survivors *>vho arrived in Janesville Thursday r'night after a speedy automobile *AT_•" f - y>_U r A ..»i n it-lit si H 4 hn\r Arthur Harris Dies at Monroe rnignt alter a speedy auiuiuuum.- Brodhead—Arthur Han'is, 60, a Strip from California which they farmer of Spring Valley and Avon Wttt Monday night. Sgt. Wesley townships died at 4:30 p. m. Sun- SElmer was the other Tank com- day in St. Clare hospital, Monroe, Mwny man on the trip and ttiey where he had been a patient for twere accompanied by Sgt. Parish's 12 days. Mr. Harris had been ill -'in-other, Paul Parish, 413 Ravine only three weeks. I street, who drove Sgt. Parish's new Tear there to meet them. .•r mere tu jneci. nnrjiu * *--• — > * — _ • Set Parish spent Friday and Frederick and Rose Manley Har^Saturday Har^Saturday in Janesville where he ris. Mr. Harris married Emma 4s employed as a barber ;.r six Cunveiv.Ben ton, W», a Freeport, years before leaving for Fort Knox Years oeiore leaving iur .run, ..*...UA, *"-t - *-— —» - • Kv Nov 15 1940, as a sergeant in their home on a farm in Avon theTank company. Saturday night township until four years .ago when he and his brother, Paul, drove to heyAmoved(to a f a m in, S ung , Ontario, Wis.. to visit their fathe Thp sergeant lo Mayo hos- u ».^». , , --' Nov. 5 and .Mcxpe'cts to spend a few days more , is Brodnead. SE^^oAi^CS. E'S l lSniS S S . few extra days' time because traveling by automobile soldiers are allowed travel time at the rate of 200 miles a day. Lt. Knox Bringing A great admirer of Havens, whose prayer book he saved for his parents, Sgt..Parish 'said Sgt. Havens, in his service on the staff guiding the 192nd and 194tli Tank battalions, "knew more about regulations and operations than many o£ the majors and other high ranking officers." Sgt. Parish returned from the Philippines on the same ship with Out. Henry Knox, the only commis- stoned officer of the Janesville tank unit known to have survived the war. They readied San Francisco Francisco Oct. 20. Lt. Knox has spent much time completing the records of the Janesville company and is expected' to be able to supply much of the missing information <3n various various members when he returns. Also on the same ship with Sgt. -Parish and Lt. Knox was Alfred Langley, who is still carried on local records records as "missing," but now can be recorded as the 35th member of the 100-man company known to be Coming to Janesville from Minneapolis Minneapolis in 1934, Philip Parish worked as a barber for a time in the Ed. Leary shop and later was in the Hally Brookins shop for several several years until going to I'ort Knox, Kv After the unit reached • 1 as __i, Sauk City, la.: _.ris, Lena, 111.; and nieces and nephews. His parents" preceded him in death. Services will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday Wednesday in the Newcomer funeral home and 3 p. m. In the Vander- h'yden funeral home,'Stockton, III. The Rev. F. W. Huebner of the Brodhead Evangelical church will officiate and burial will be in the cemetery at Stockton, 111. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday Tuesday night. another 50 per cent. On Bridge Detail After the Death March to Camp O'Donnell he was assigned lo a detail detail engaged in replacing bridges which the Americans had blown up In the closing days of Balaan. Workers on this detail were camped at various times in a jail, • high school and a cocoanut mill. After four months of this work Sgt. Parish w-as sent to Cabanatu- «n in September, 1942, remaining there until March, 1944, when he was sent to Clark Field. "The Japs wanted to enlarge Clark Field so we were given the •rjob of removing a large number of small hills with shovels and a push cart," he said. During his 19 months at Cabanatuan Sgt. Parish was assigned assigned to his old trade and acted as barber for the field officers of the imprisoned Americans. "Cabanatuan was a good deal," he said. "During my time there I hardly knew I was a prisoner except except I was always hungry." To Japan in August, 19<4 Sgt. Parish left the Philippines Aug. 26, 1944, for Japan in a small convoy. It was a 12-day trip with no ships lost, so far as he knew. From September, 1944, until his liberation almost a year later he fired a furnace in a smelter of a manganese plant north of Tokyo. A touch of beri-beri was Sgt. Farlshs* only illness during his three and one-half years as a prisoner prisoner He is now 36 years old and it is his belief the older members of the unit withstood the rigors of prison life better than the younger ones. He said he was beaten once with a rifle butt by a Jap while working on the camp farm—he didn't know why he was attacked "except they seem to pic'.: on someone each day and that just happened to be my day." He lost about 25 pounds during imprisonment imprisonment but now weighs 175 pounds, more than lie weighed before entering entering service. Although Sgt. Parish was certain that the Yanks would come eventually eventually he said the prisoners became down-hearted many times. "If we wanted to'describe any- thng as being tardy or slow around camp it became a common phrase to say 'You're slower than the second second coming of jMacArtliur'," Parish Mid. Sgt. Parish wears the following decorations: Presidential citation, Philippines Defense, Good Conduct, 1045. . Born in Stephenson county, 111., Feb. 2, 1885, he was the son of , , ., 111., Feb. 19,1923 They made Valley township, just north of Cars Are Damaged in Three Accidents No injuries were reported but automobiles were damaged in three accidents in the city over the week-end and the driver of one has been ordered lo appear in court on a careless driving charge. Donald Kettle, 2325 W. State street, was to appear in court this afternoon on a careless driving charge as the result* of a crash in which his car and one owned by W. E. Hart, 544 S. Main street, were damaged. The Hart cat- was parked at the curb and struck from the rear as Keltic attempted to retrieve a milk bottle which rolled off the front seat of his car. The accident happened at Harry F. ... by Jacob W. Reigert, 115 Bouchard Bouchard avenue, at 5:40 p. m. Saturday. Saturday. The Jones car was parked in front of his home. Cars driven by Eugene Rich, Milner hotel, and Duane Messer, route 4. Edgerton, were damaged in a collision in the 600 block of '. Milwaukee street at 2:34 p. m. Saturday. Mrs. Nye, Mother of Senator, Dies Oshkosh—(/n—Mrs. Anna Nye, 73, Oshkosh, stepmother of former Republican Sen. Gerald P. Nye, of North Dakota, died yesterday. She lived in Oshkosh for the past 21 years. She is survived by Senator Nye and two other stepsons, Clair Nye, Janesville,.and Donald Nye, Idaho, Wis., and a step-daughter, Mrs. Marjory Hazard, Washington, D. C. Senator Nye and Mrs. Hazard arrived here today to attend funeral funeral services tomorrow. Mrs. Nye was once a resident of Janesville. $675 Donated on Tank Co. Auxiliary Tag Day The Tank Company Auxiliary loday extended its thanks to Janesville residents who donated approximately $675 to the organization organization in its annual Tank Tag day Saturday, the fourth anniversary of the sailing of the 192nd Tank battalion for Bataan. Proceeds will be used to erect a memorial to members of the Janesville units. Company A and Headquarters company, and to purchase yarn for lap robes. Each surviving member is being presented presented with a robe such as were on display in the J. C. Penney Co. windqw, and others are Being donated donated to veterans in hospitals. AT BGLOIT HOSPITAL Beloit—Among the patients admitted admitted to Beloit Municipal hospital over the week-end , were: Ralph Carstcnsen, 1208 Chapin street, Beloit formerly of Janesville; Mrs. Lester Hahn, "Clinton; Mrs. Raymond Raymond Marlinek, Clinton: Bonnie Van Coulter, Alton; and Calvin St. John, Brodhead. MM Who

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 29 Oct 1945, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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