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Page Ten THE IBONWOOD TIMES, IRQNWOOD, MICHIGAN June 20, 1945 LA ON SEA IN THE AIR A Page Devoted to News From and About Our Fighting Men and Women in the Forces. Keep Them Smiling Write Them Letters Continue Athletics in Navy LT. ED. TOUSIGNANT AWARDED BRONZE STAR Lt. Edward Tousignant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tousignant, 108 East Bonnie Street, Ironwood, was recently awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement. The official citation read: "Edward E. Tousignant, 02006394, Field Artillery, Artillery, Second Lieutenant (then Staff Sergeant), Company B, 645th Tank Destroyer Battalion, awarded awarded Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in action from 1 to 3 of January near Baerenthal, France. When friendly infantry was forced to withdraw in the face of a savage enemy attack, Lieutenant Tousignant, in command command of supporting tank destroyers, destroyers, remained in position in spite of the heavy enemy fire until the move had been successfully completed. completed. Through his determined efforts to maintain close liason with the infantry, Lieutenant Tousignant Tousignant was able to place effective fire throughout the action on the attacking enemy foot troops. He made extended reconnaissance in order to obtain the best firing positions, positions, and at the same time made frequent personal contacts with the infantry commander. Many times he braved small arms fire in order to carry out these objectives, objectives, and on one occasion was completely cut off from his platoon platoon by enemy infantry elements. Armed only with a pistol, Lieutenant Lieutenant Tousignant worked his way back to his unit under constant machine gun and sniper fire, and with the information he gained, his tank destroyers were able to inflict severe casualties on the enemy. Lieutanant Tousignant's courage and devotion to duty reflect reflect credit upon himself and his Captain Wm. Jerow who has been overseas for over two years, has visited in Ironwood, Ironwood, with his wife and relatives. relatives. He is the son of Mr. and 'Mrs. Frank Jerow, 137 West Gogebic street. Captain Jerow is an engineer in the air corps and he was based in England. C. PARKER SENDS SUGGESTION TO TIMES May 22, 1945 Dear Sir: Here I am writing to you again. Soon after the last letter to you. This time a thought has come to that I wish to pass on to you in regard to our daily Ashland Limitr Philadelphia Signal Depot. Arriving Arriving in India in February, 1944, he was flown across the Himalayan Himalayan "Hump" to China in April of the same year, where he joined the American military mission as depot supply officer. Americans of the CCO are working working closely with Chinese armies, divisions and smaller units under Gen. Ho Ying-chin, supreme commander commander of all Chinese armies, in the war against Japan's great continental military power in China. This liaison is concerned primarily primarily with the planning and execution execution -of field training and tactical tactical operations, and with the receipt, receipt, distribution and assignment of American equipment and supplies—including supplies—including those moving over the new Stilwell Road—for Chinese Chinese military units. For his service in China, Petroski Petroski is entitled to wear a bronze combat star on his Asiatic-Pacific campaign ribbon. He has two brothers in the ser- vice—Cpl. Bruno F. Siedleski with the Armed Forces in England, and Pfc. Anton Siedleski, who is stationed stationed in France. Petroski is a member of the Polish Falcons of America, Muskegon Muskegon Lodge, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Muskegon Aerie and St. Michael's Church in Muskegon. SGT. C. R. AMUNDSON GETS SERVICE RATING After four and one half years in the Army, Sgt. Clifford R. Am- JOHN LACKOVICH Athletic careers begun at Luther Luther L. Wright high school, Ironwood, Ironwood, are continuing without interruption interruption in the navy for two Ironwood youths now in recruit training at the naval training center, Great Lakes. The two are Richard M. Johnson, Johnson, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Johnson, 144 West Ridge street, and John Lackovich, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vinko Lackovich, Lackovich, 211 Bundy street. Both left high school in their senior year to enlist in the navy. While in school, Johnson won letters in basketball and tennis. At Great Lakes he is on his company company baseball team, volleyb.all team and track relay team. The company baseball team, on which RICHARD M. JOHNSON he plays. first base, has reached the battalion semi-finals. At Wright high school, Lackovich Lackovich was one of the outstanding members of the track team, having having placed in the school meet in shot put, high hurdles, and broad jump. At Great Lakes he is continuing continuing his interest in track, running running on his company relay team, and is also playing on the baseball and volleyball teams. Johnson and Lackovich are in the same company in recruit training camp, Co. 535. Johnson has been recommended for radioman's school when he finishes recruit training and Lackovich Lackovich has been recommended for training as an aviation metal- smith. ed that arrives in Ironwood every undson, is one of the first to be morning, rain or shine or snow. One afternoon a few years ago I went up to the information booth in the Northwestern Station in released under the new adjusted service rating plan. The sergeant entered the army on November 12, 1940, and two weeks later arrived arrived in Hawaii and was at Pearl Bob Ekman and a few others. I don't know yet if we will have to go to the China, Burma, India or not. But if I have to go and fight those Japs, I'm sure the rest of these boys will do just as good a job as in defeating Germany. PVT. LAUREL HEINSKE AT FORT MCCLELLAN Sunday, June .10, 1945 Dear Friends: Well here I am down in the old sunny south and what I mean it

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  2. 20 Jun 1945, Wed,
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