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cg - Company F Draws Fire From C. O. As Drills...
Company F Draws Fire From C. O. As Drills Gummed Up days only have Da- thru mil since 5 o'clock we 1 went on guard DC re Lena: They said there would be like these, but if they had hinted at the nights it would boon a different story today front office has really put us the well-known > i-stt-rday when duty. Monroe's G Men are supposed to relievo K in a few minutes. But you never can tell about the army •—it has its own method for everything. everything. If Ihoy don't, it won't .surprise .surprise us very much, because something something new happens here every clay. Last night, Lena, was by far the worst night we have had. To begin with, it rained. For the first tinio since we have been here, it miiuHl; poured all night long. Just before going on duty we had an official guard mount. It was so sloppy it smclled. Our C. O. would say "eyes right" and half of the u.i.vs would look to the left, He would give "riMlH by squads" and they would swing all over the field. Three-fourths of them were • ml of .step with the band and the rest were taking two steps A-hen they should have been tak itig one. It was terrible. Did you over see Capt. McBride angry? He did not feel any too proud of us after that exhibition. There wore only 20 of our men who were unlucky to be assigned U) posts. They are: Kmory B. Williams, Williams, Sergeant of the Guard; Benjie Benjie L. Burke, James VV. Walters, William L. Kasbury. Corporals of the Guard; Harold L. Jones, William William B. Farmer, and Herman Riser, Riser, orderlies to Regimental! Head quarters; Clinton W. Allen, orderly orderly to the commanding officer of the 105th Infattlry; Privates Yay Watts, Morgan W. Walker, Inrnan J. Yin- ing, Jared Y. Terry, Herman W. Smith, James H. Roach, Clifton II. Roach. James R. Holstead, James W. "Short Rows" Hammons, ohn B. "Naked" Griggs, Ray Griffith. Rowland W. Carter, Johnny W., C'alton. Howard C. Brewster, Arc!is , ')'. Ashton. Travis D. Hammons. ' James K. Goodgoin, Jr., Louis C. Turner. • Company K s Life red its first ma- ' jor ca.sutlity this morning, Lena—, Surgint Harold Bell Wright. They pel-formed an emergency appendectomy appendectomy at noon today. At least ' that is what the hospital report ;aid. From they way everyone talked though. Lena, I thought it was operated on for appendicitis. Coi porn I Bcnjei L. Burke was there when they did it—he had to up like a nurse and watch them while he held Harold's hand—and he said they did operate on him. Well, that just shows you that the army can make mistakes after all. He did not have appendectomy. I am disappointed in the army. And after all that faith I had built up i'or it. Benjoe said he was doing fine and will be tip and around in a few days. When Goodgoin hoard that he seemed to lose interest interest in life. You know, Lena, Goodgoin had his heart .set on be- ' j j dress j ii'g supply place. You can red headed supply .smginl. be .si 11 mo li miss a bet just before the re to re hi 1 .seigeant in Harold's always depend on that .Scotchman, who is our to pick out the i I'.ot sick. He does not Look--he gets wedded we are to go to camp; saves a lot of money by coming here with his spouse's brother to spend his honeymoon. Then when he gets here he is given u tent to himself and never has to work any harder than to toll some poor rookie like myself to do .something for him. He realized that be may some day have appendicitis, appendicitis, .so he gets sick here and is opeiuteil on by the bebt doctor tho national guard can get at no cost to him at all; thereby saving bif, lee. He is given one of the best rooms in an Alexandria hospital hospital and gets the best care all free. But to crown it all off, he is still getilng surgm't pay, and will keep on getting it as long as lit; is here. Maybe 1 could catch appendicitis. Lena. If I thought I could get mil ul the thin,; like Sunday Lena, and come and we aiv going nor Leche. Adiot: think it is So will close aboVe, to routine duty. Your C'l'X 1 would do some that. is Visitors' Day litre, everyone is invited to watch the big parade to put on I'oi Gover- about 5 and gel trooly, bells, down

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  1. The Ruston Daily Leader,
  2. 10 Jul 1937, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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