Frank C. Riondy
Bodies of 3 Emporia Service Men Arrive On the West Coast Bodies of three Emporia servicemen arrived in San Francisco, Calif.. March 22. aboard the U. S. Army Transport Walter Schwenk, according to information from the Kansas City Quartermaster Depot The bodies are those of L.t. (jg) Claude E. Arnett, Jr., Pfc. Robert Allen Hager and Pvt. Frank C Riondy. Lieutenant Arnett was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Arnett Sr. His widow, Mrs. Barbara S. Arnett lives at 1416 Market. Private Hag^r was the son of Mrs. Hattie Hager, 406 Exchange, and Private Riondy was the son of Mrs. Ednah C. Ri- ondy, 1231 Exchange. He was a former Gazette employe. It Is not known when the bodies will arrive in Emporia, but movement from the port at which the transport arrived will not start before two weeks from the date of arrival. Of the 3.257 bodies returned from Sr.ipan and Honolulu, 330 are being forwarded through the Kansas Cifcy distribution center. The group aboard the Schwenk is the largest to b2 returned from the Pacific to date, and will be followed by other such transports during 1948 and 1949. Bodies of World War II dead are being returned to the United States for final burial only where next of kin makes such request.