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Local Vets

ROBERT KIRST - Private Robert KIRST, 22, was born in Tampico, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John KIRST. He was educated in the Tampico schools and entered the Army in April, 1942, and has since been in Camp Crowder, Mo. Before entering the Army, he was employed at the Phillips 66 station in Tampico. His address may be obtained from his parents.

GLENN L. KIRST - Private Glenn L. KIRST was born at Morrison. He is 26 years of age. Private KIRSST is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John KIRST. He was educated in the Tampico schools and prior to entering the army was employed by Walter Hines & the Knox Trucking company in Sterling. He has been stationed at Fort Sill, Okla. since May, 1942. His address may be obtained from his parents.

JOHN A. KIRST - Corporal John A. KIRST is 28 years of age, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John KIRST. He was born in Tampico and educated in the schools of that city. He enlisted in Co. M in Feb. 1940, and was stationed at Camp Forrest, Tenn. until a short time ago when he was sent overseas - his destination being unkown. Address may be obtained from his parents.

THORVILLE D. MAY - Private Thorvilled D. MAY, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. MAY was born at Milan, Mo. received his education in the Milan grade and high schools. He attended Teachers' College at Kirksville, Mo. came go Illinois in 1935, worked at the Northwester Steel and Wire Mill six years, was inducted into the Army, March 28, 1942, went to Camp Grant, and from there to Jefferson Barracks, then to Keesler Field, Miss., where he entered the air corps technical school. He graduated from there Aug. 20, as an airplane mechanic. He was then sent to Louisville, Ky., from there to Fort Bragg, N. C., and later to Columbus, Ohio. He is now stationed at Army air base, Dalhart, Texas.

CHARLES W. VICKREY - Private Charles W. Vickery is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Vickery of Tamico. He was born at Wellsboro, Ind. Aug. 22, 1918. He graduated from the Tampico High School in 1936 and worked at the Phillips 66 service station for some time afterward. He attended the Illinois State Normal University in 1941-42, and has been in the military police at Camp Swift, Texas, since that time.

CLIFTON WESCOTT - Pvt. Clifton WESCOTT, son of Clarance WESCOTT, was born April 16, 1922, at New Bedford. He attended the Tampico and Rock Falls schools. He served in the CCC in Nevada for six months. He enlisted in the air corps at Rockford in October. 1942, and is a ground machinist. He was transferred from Camp Grant, Rockford, to Kelly Field, Texas. His address may be had from his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. LaRoy WESCOTT of Tampico.

File # 2000-234-1 (Black scrap book of local military men - first-floor military section)

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