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Is the:Bi~k Hills of Wyomfns The 8undanee Times, 8undaHe, Wyomh~g Thursday, October 4, 1~ A// Over Globe I Sgt. Victor H. Cole, 37139356, writes his parents, Mr. a~d Mrs. Damon Cole of Sundance; that he was in the Pacific on V-J day end is now located on Luzon. He had been in England f~r some time and then in France and Germany for several mo~ths before being sent direct to the Pacific area. A member of an engineering group, his address is now Co. B., 1275th Engr. (C) Bn., APe 75, Care l~stmoster, San Francisco, Calif. Pfc. Harry L. Leberknight writes that ;he expected to leave Germany on his way home about Sept, 20. He formerly worked at the Crook County Refinery. Another also on his way home is Pet. Willard Studle of the New Haven country. He expected to start for home ~bout Sept. 8th. Two Moorcroft men a~d two Gillette men are among the 535 members of the 159th infantry regiment of Major General Don- ald A. Stroh's 106th "Lion" Di- vision, which Won bl~onze service and hold tremendous numbers of prisoners of war in the Sinzig- Anderndch area. The regiment is now stationed near Karlsruhe in the American occupied zones of the southern Ri~ineland. e Santa Barbara, Calif., Sept. 26 --T-5 Harold E. Smith, of Sun- dance, Wyo., has reported to the Army Ground and Service Forces Redistribution Station here for two weeks of rest and relaxa- tion at this southern California city's famed resort hotels, howl under Army management. The veteran recently returned from 51 months' overseas duty in Italy. i 'Phe Ninth Service Command station, one of six established across the nation, offers a com- prehensive program of recreation, athletics, and entertat~ment to returnee guests. Chester L. Guidinger, 29, of Sundance, has been promoted to Aviation Chief Machinist Mate U. S. N. R. in the U. S. Navy. He is serving with Air Transport of Lake Washington, ten miles from the heart of the Seattle busS- bess district. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Wolff of Al- addin, were advised recently that their son, Merle E. Wolff, ma- chinist's mate, second class, US NR, was aboard the USS Texas, somewhere in the Pacific, serving aboard this man-o-war, Veteran of five invasions during 50 con- secutive days of the Okinawa campaign. Through the bom- bardment few men on this vessel slept more than four hours out of 24. They started pounding the Japs on Okinawa seven days before amphibious forces landed and then for 43 days helped ground troops thin out enemy lines with their .big guns. At first the Japs remained silent, but as their retreat crowded them to the ends of the island, fight- ing became more intense and t'hey sent formatio'as of planes in an attempt to halt American naval and land operations. Three times Jap suicide pilots turned toward the Texas, and each time she discouraged them with anti- aircraft fire. It is credited with 'being the only American battle- ship to have dealt with the enemy in waters off three continents-- Africa, Europe and Asia. She ,~tars fOr participation in major campaigns in both the Pacific and the European theaters of war. They are Pfc. Maynerd High and Pfc. Willlt E. Lubke~ of Gil- lette, Pfc: Harold L. Bear, and Pfc. Leonard T. Noonan of Moor. croft. High was inducted from Crook county. After spending 26 months in the Aleutian islands and taking l~art in ground combat against the Japs, the 159th infantry re- turned to the United States for additional training at Camp Swift, Texas and Camp Callan, (~alif. The unit, originally a Cal- ifornia national guard regiment, was shipped to Europe and ate tached to the 106th division early in 1946. In the Northern French cam- Daign the 159th was among the units which held a ring of steel around the German forces in the French ports of Lorient and St. Nazaire. The regiment sped to the Rhineland about a month be- fore V-E day, and helped corral 10 Dump Trucks 1941-1942 INTERNATIONALS K86'158" W. B.~11/2- 2 Ton Rating --All In A-1 Meehanieal Condi- tion. Fenders, Cabs, Bodies All O.K. Heavy Duty 251 Cu. In Motor. St. Paul 6-Yard Body and 7" HeSse. Cab Pro. teeters and Braced Sides. 8.25 Tires. 2- Speed Rear Axles, B. K. :iBoostor B r a k e s, Fish iPlated Frames, Clear- a n e e Lights, Radiator Guards, Pintel Hooks, Tow Rings, etc. Priced Below Ceiling Staunton Sheridan, Wyoming Phone 222 Squadron Five of the Naval Air Transport Service (NATS), at the1 Naval Air Station, Seattle, Wn. l Guidinger, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Guidi~ger, live near Sundance, has been in the navy most of t'he time since July 13, 1936. Before joining the navy, he was working as a Bull- dozer operator with the Crook County Highway Department of Crook county and is a graduate of Sundance high school. He now wears the followi~ag ribbons: Good Conduct, American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific. Air Transport Squadron Five is one of the Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) Squadrons which! have the task of airborne dally-: ery of vital cargo, passengers and mail to fleet and ground forces ~in the Alaskan-Aleutian-Pacific areas in Air Hours instead, of Surface Weeks. The NATS-~a- cific Wing is one of the largest and busiest air transport organi- zations in the world today. It keeps 50 planes in the air every minute, day and night. Its route covers 27,000 miles----from San Francisco to Guam, Guadalcanal, Manila and Okinawa~and north from Oakland to Point Barrow Alaska, and Attu on the tip of the Aleutia~s. Air. Transport Squadron Five (VR-5) often operates in temperatures as low as 50 degrees below zero. It has pioneered instrument flying in Alaska and helped to link the Aleutian Islands with ~he con- tinent. Naval Air Station, Se- attle, where VR-5 has its head- quarters, is located on the shore participated i~ the invasions of North Africa, Normandy, south- ern France and Iwo Jima. Merle's wife and infant daughter llve at 1018 East 10th St., Sioux Falls, and are now visiting at the Gus Wolff home near Aladdin. Warrant Officer Lloyd Bucher of Aladdin, arrived in Belle Fourche last Wednesday to spend a short leave with his brothers, Malcolm and Dean, and his sister, Betty Lou McAmis. He has been in the Navy for 6 years and has been overseas for 5 years. He is entitled to wear the China Ser- vice Ribbon, the American De- fense Ribbon with one star, the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pa- lcific Theater Ribbon with 11 bat- tle stars, and Philippine Libera- tion Ribbon with 2 stars. He served ~board the U, SS Cowpens, a Carrier. The sea battles i~ which he saw action include: battle of the Java "Sea, and sea action off the Marshall Island, Truk, the Caroline Island, New Guinea, The Philippine Islands, i Iwo Jima, Guam, Tlnian and Sai- pan. He left Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, having been at sea for sever- al months. He leaves October 1 for Chicago and further assign- me~t. Pet. Dale Shrewsbury has been transferred from Rhode Island to the West Coast. Mrs. Shrews- bury, who has ,been in Rhode Is- land, has arrived in Belle Fourche, and "will go on to the coast to join her husband. REGISTERED ABERDEEN-ANGUS SHOW & SALE DICKINSON, g.D. - OCT. 18 X Bulls, most of which are ready for heavy service, and 42 Young Females, many of which carry the service of the out- standing Aberdeen-Angus bulls of America, will be sold at auetlon. Never before has there been such an opportunity in this area to secure high quality Angus breeding stock. Every Hvestoek breeder should plan to attend. Sponao~d~r Th. uoi|wlt D~UtOTA ,~zm~r,~.~Gvs n~uu~'s Assoo~cm 'rim nxczznou o,aJ~mml or oommmon Write for Catalog M. H. MeDoNld. 8sles Manager, hzWo, N. D. ~ajor John P. Ilsley has com- mand of one of the War Crimes Investigation teams and is hOWl l located in Gmu~den, Austria, ac- cording to his wife who now lives ',in Cheyenne. Pfc. Nyle S. Bryant, formerly of Rozet, has gone to a redistri- bution center at Philadelphia, Pa., after spending 15 days on delayed travel orders with his wife and children and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bryant at Rozet. Recently reported addresses in- clude: Pfc. ~herman Bear, 37365047, Co. B., ll0th Inf., 28th Die., !Camp Shelby, Miss. James A. Fraser, AMM 2-c, NA I TTC 87th and Anthony, Chicago, 17, Ill. Jim is attending training school for instruction as an in- strument sp~cialist. Previously he has been at Seattle, Wash. I I I STORAGE BATTERY I tnstcdl a new. pow~'fuL lo~q-Bb Im#,wr. to&~. Coast-to-Coast Spearfish, S, D, II LANE HOPE CHEST Yes! Lane, the real love gift, is worth waidng or! To assure earliest possible delivery onyow Lane Chest, register your t~e on out Lane waitinS list now/ Hardware and Furniture Belle Fourche, S. D. Ranchers and Livestock M e n WE HAVE SUCCEEDED IN BUYING FOR FUTURE DE.LIVERY A LIMITED TONNAGE OF Soy Bean Pellets Proteins Are Very Hard to Obtain, We Will Accept Orders While They Last. T.J. Broadhurst BELLE FOURCHE PHONE 90 or M8 Oct. 4'11.