All of Ada and Frank's sons served in WWII. Fortunately all came home!

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All of Ada and Frank's sons served in WWII. Fortunately all came home! - These Men Are Now Serving Uncle Sam' Three sons...
These Men Are Now Serving Uncle Sam' Three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- WjfH^Sit^^ ' : - : ':^atma^'--""-"'- · " - - - · · ···· ·····-· miW^MHHK ,,··,--'· · " ifl - Cat ^aas Mountain Camn party at the course, m hadwg. d m ^ ^ ^ that were either, farm- over. an hour, where wal- con- lay the strung Three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Wilford Skeen, Plain City, are with the armed forces. Pfc. Wilford E. Skeen, 25, is on a 35-day furlough after serving in Germany 18 months, with the ground crew of the Nintr? air force. He arrived by boat in New York, and in Ogden, July I , , 1945. He entered the army in August, 1942, and trained at Camp: Kearns. He left for overseas in December, 1943, for England and was on duty in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg where he was a truck driver hauling hauling supplies to the front lines. He wears the ETO ribbon with four stars. . Shipfitter 3/c Donald Skeen, 20, returned July 9 to San Francisco after spending a 3-day leave here. This is the first time the two brothers had met in two years. SF 3/c Skeen entered tne navy in August, 1943, trained at Farragut Farragut and San Diego and has been on sea duty for eight months. He participated in battles on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. S. 2/c Clyde C. Skeen, 18, has been on sea duty for the past six months. He was on leave last October for five days. S. 2/c Skeen entered the navy in August, August, 1944, and trained at San Diego with the amphibious forces. He shipped out in February, 1945, and has been on duty in the central and west Pacific. All three brothers attended Weber high school and are members of the L. D. S. church. Three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Egginton, Sr., 2045 Quincy, nave been home on furlough. S. Sgt. D. Frank Egginton, 23, with the air corps, arrived home on a 3-day pass from Portersville, Portersville, Calif. He is a propeller mechanic mechanic there and was granted the pass to visit with his two brothers who are home. He arrived in April in the States from Italy and North Africa, where he has been on duty for 32 months. He en- I listed in February, 1942, trained at Montclair, N. J., and left for overseas in September, 1942. Sgt. Harold Eg-ginton, 28 is home on a delay-en-route to Fort Belvoir, Belvoir, Va. He arrived July 8 at Miami, Fla., from India. Sgt. Egginton Egginton entered the service in April, 1943, trained in Ohio and Louisiana Louisiana and served with the railroad division for 18 months. Both service service men wear campaign ribbons. Donald R. Egginton, 19 another son, army air corps, was home on a 14-day furlough froin Dyersburg, Dyersburg, Tenn., where he has completed completed his course as a gunner on a B-17. He entered the air corps reserve in November, 1943, while in high school. He wa« called in July, 1944, and trained at Amarillo, Amarillo, Tex., Las Vegas, Nev., and Lincoln, Neb. He returned to Dyersburg Dyersburg for further assignment. A fourth son, Lieut. Jack Egginton, Egginton, 21, is a pilot on a P-61 and is stationed in the Philippines. Cpl. Lloyd Howe, 20, with the ground crew of the 20th air force in Guam, was pleasantly surprised July 4 when he received a telephone telephone call from his brother, Gordon Gordon Howe, 18. oiler l c , on a U. S. tanker. Cpl. Howe spent two days aboard the ship after which Marine Howe was given a one- day pass to spend on the island. The army man writes his parents that he more than enjoyed the food on the ship as some items he had not had since leaving the states and the marine witnessed 3000 B-29's take off for a raid on the Japs. C. Skeen D. F. Egginton H. Egginton Cpl. Howe entered the army Junet 18, 1942, trained at Shepherd field, j Texas, and left Sept. 9, 1943, for i Amarillo, Tex., where he gradu-! ated from a B-17 course in air- j plane mechanics, Feb. 1, 1944, and j also graduated from a power plant' specialist course the following August August and was transferred to the Boeing aircraft school in Seattle graduating May 30, 1944, in servicing servicing B-29's. On Jan. 6, 1945, he left for overseas from Walker! field, Kansas, as oxygen tank re- j pair man and installer. He is i serving with the 330th bomb group,! 358 bomb squadron. ! Oiler 1/c Gordon Howe entered! the merchant marine November, 1944; trained at Catalina island, leaving for Hawaii early in 1945. He made two trips on tankers before before his leave in May, 1945, and reported at San Pedro, where he was assigned to duty on a tanker, landing on Guam. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard j Howe, 3661 Jefferson, formerly of j Moorhead, Minn. Machinist Mate 2/c Harmon L. Drysdale is home on a 30- day leave after serving 30 months in the south and central Pacific. He was stationed with the 76th con- · struction battalion unit. He en: en: tered the service in December, i 1942. and trained at Norfolk, Va., j leaving from there for overseas ; duty in April, 1943. ! He was a truck driver for the Wheelwright Construction company prior to entering the service. His wife, Mrs. Kay Veralda Drysdale, resides on West Seventeenth. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Stimson. T/3 Thomas G. Woodward, with the medical department of the army has been awarded the bronze star medal for heroic achievement in action on Sept. 12, 1944, near Nicchi, Italy. Technician Woodward, Woodward, with the help of two comrades comrades mad their way to a rifle company company which had been stopped and suffered 15 casualties, three serious. Unmindful of unmarked rn:ne field, artillery and small arms fire, he made his way to them, rendering first aid and evacuated the more serious ones to safety in a small nearby house. On his own inilia- Gordon Howe ! i ' H. Drysdale G. Woodward tive, he helped set up a collecting station for the remaining wounded men. He received the purple heart for a wound received last November November in Italy. j T/3 Woodward entered the army in November, 1942, trained at Camp White, Oregon, and left for overseas duty in March. 1944. He is the son of Marion B. Woodward, of 615 Twenty-third, and the late Charles H. Woodward. His wife, the former Dora Long, also resides at the above address. Complete Car and H o m e Sets Expertly Repaired. Repaired. 48 - Hour Service. Phone 4040 GARAGE 2448 Grant 2441 Kiesel

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 29 Jul 1945, Sun,
  3. Page 8

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