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Local Military 2

Local Military 2

JOY EUGENE SISSON: Joy Eugene SISSON was born in Rock Falls, Ill. April 3, 1922, and attended the Sterling schools. Before enlisting in the Navy (sic) September 8 at Rock Island, he was employed by Earp & McDonald. Also the Central Oil and Grease company station. He is the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike SISSON to join the United States forces. SISSON entered the army as a A. B. Seaman, but ws made first gunner because of his marksmanship; later he was made an instructor. His present whereabouts are unknown.

EARL RUSSELL LAUFF - Earl Russell LAUFF, Y 3/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry LAUFF of east of Rock Falls, was born Dec. 15, 1915, in rock Falls. He graduated from Rock Falls high school and the Scovill business college of Sterling, then accepted a position in Chicago with the Wilson Packing Co., in the office. He was employed there three years, after which he accepted a position in the office of the rock Island arsenal where he was employed when inducted in the navy, March 7, 1944. He reported at Great Lakesfor his boot training. After the completion of five weeks traiing, he enjoyed a nice day leave with his wife and parents. After his training at Great Lakes he was sent to Camp Schumaker, Calif. for two weeks and from there was transferred to Mare Island, Calif. where he is stationed at the present time. His wife the former Marjorie BOND, is with him at Mare Island and is employed there in civil service work.

ALOYSIUS A. WELCH - A. A. WELCH is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Welch of Deer Grove. He was born in Hahnaman township and graduated from the Tampico High School later attending Loyola University. Prior to the war he was representative in Illinois and Wisconsin for the Montreal Fur company. Mrs. WELCH is the former Ruth FRASIER who with their one-year-old son, Michael, resides in Baraboo, Wis. Pvt. WELCH was inducted from Baraboo, Wisc. July 30, 1943, and trained at Ford Ord, Calif., as a member of the amphibious engineers. He is now in the Southwest Pacific.

CHARLES DANA WILDMAN - Pfc. Charles Dana WILDMAN was born in Prophetstown October 13, 1913, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. WILDMAN. He graduated from Prophetstown high school in 1931 and was employed by the I.N.U. as field engineer for nearly 10 years prior to entering the service. He is married, Mrs. WILDMAN being the former Anita BANE. He is now in the engineers at Camp Maxey, Texas. He is a brother of Mrs. Wayne SEELY of Sterling. One brother, Ray, is in the Navy. Mrs. WILDMAN and small son, Alan, are now living in Sterling.

ROBERT K. TRACY - Robert K. TRACY, SK, 2/c, entered the service in June. 1943 and received his boot trainingat Farragut, Idaho. He is now in the Hawaiian Islands. He is a graduate of the Morrison high school and owned and operated the Royal Blue store at Morrison two years prior to going into the navy. He is married. Mrs. Tracy resides in Morrison.

GEORGE W. FAULKNER - Pvt. George W. FAULKNER, 501 3rd Ave., Rock Falls, was born in Coal Hollow, Ill. and attended school at Malden and Sterling. He was inducted into the service January 20, 1944, and is now at Fort Sheridan. He was then sent to Fort Knox, Ky. where he is now atationed with the armored tank division. Prior to his induction he was employed by Lawrence Brothers. His wife, Catherine OLDS FAULKNER and son, Wilfred Henry are living at their home in Rock Falls.

File #2000-234-1 (Black scrapbook in first-floor Military section)

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