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Spencer/Durner1 - Spencer Is Free; Durner in U. S. Nolan and...
Spencer Is Free; Durner in U. S. Nolan and Wallisch to Reach 'Frisco Oct. 8, Letter States Liberation of Pvt. John C. Spencer, Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Spencer, Edgerton route 4; the arrival arrival in the United States of S/Sgt. Herbert Durner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Durner, 222 N. Washington Washington street; and a letter from S/Sgt William Nolan Sr., 403 South Franklin street, in which he John Spencer stated that he and Louis Wallisch were six days out at sea enroute home from Manila Manila and will dock Oct. 8 constituted constituted today's news of the 192nd Tank battalion concerning which information was "so -meager'- for so many months. The release of Pvt. Spencer, 28, brought to 31 the total of 192nd Tank company men who are now safe. His parents, who previously resided at 385 Western avenue, Janesville, received a wire from the war department Thursday in which it was stated that he had been returned to military control Sept. 14, and his physical condition was fair. The government wire also quoted a message frim him in which he said, "Am well and in American hands. Be home soon. Love, John." Only the day before they had received a card which was probably probably written almost a year ago from Camp Tokyo where he was held prisoner after his transfer from the Philippines. This stated, "Season's "Season's greetings from Nippon. White Christmas. Health fair. Spirits high. Dream of. chicken farm. Make it come true. Alone here. No lads from home." Mr. and Mrs. Spencer had written that they were planning to start a chicken farm which they have since established. established. Kgt. Durner is- the second tank '" (CMllMMi M t«»* I. C«l. 1)

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 05 Oct 1945, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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