Spencer/Durner2

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Spencer/Durner2 - ; Spencer Is Free-^ t! (Continued-from Page 1)...
; Spencer Is Free-^ t! (Continued-from Page 1) * 'companyTmairto return ter^tne J 'United States since the defeat of mapan. The first to arrive, Sgt. « Emerson Rex, is now in Vaughn ' Ceneral hospital, Hines, 111. i;- A wire from Sgt. Durner, also *Jhe second, .tank company man to "Tie liberated after V-l day, told his ''"-parents, "Arrived at L*tterman 'General hospital, Frisco, Oct. 3. 1 Well and happy. Will be home * soon. Write or wire. Love, Her* Her* Set. Nolan wrote Sept. 24, "Dear * Dad and Bink (a brother, Vin" Vin" cent): I hope you can read this. * I haven't had much practice in the " last few years due to Jap interfer- '. ence but that's all past now, thank t God. . . "J haven't received any word ;from you since the surrender. Flease write and tell me about * home and Bink and all the kids. Flown to Okinawa. ' "I was turned over to theAmer- * leans on the fourth of September. The navy picked us up. They took UK out to a hospital ship and then by destroyer to Yokohama. We -I flew from there to Okinawa by C-54 and from there to Manila by * C-*7. We stayed there 11 days * and sailed on the USAT Vat-mouth <. for .San Francisco. I am six days * at sea now. * "In Manila everything was free " to us in the army canteens and we drew all new clothes and we got our citations and awards. I've got about: six medals. I look like a ' Mexican general on parade. We will dock in Frisco on Oct. 8. I * don't know where we will go but as soon as we hit the states, I will * send you an address. "When I say 'we,' I mean DeJ ' Bushaw, Alva Chapman and Louis Wallisch. We have been together for the last four years and have * become pretty close buddies. Del and Cliipper (Chapman) are still in .Jifanila. They will probably catch •«the next transport back. * * "Write and tell me about condi- *tions and prices of autos and tell £me aboitt the girls in the neigh- "borhood and if a car is available or "not. Love, Bill." A Mr. and,Mrs. Orrin Burchard, - 4\3 Linn street, Thursday received £a government telegram confirming •Ihe news of the liberation ol their "son. Pfc. Lester Burchard, which •"hud reached them earlier in a let»ter let»ter from him.

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

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