The Army Page

By Gen. Armchair

NEWS OF BOYS FROM HOME: Lewis Tabor, the University of South Carolina athlete who had a brief professional baseball career before entering the service, has been made a second lieutenant in England. His wife, Mrs. Mary Isabelle Tabor, resides at 3810 Rosewood drive in Columbia. . . Two Columbia men stationed in the Chemical Warfare Service at Edgewood Arsenal, Md., have recently been promoted. Danton Gilman has been moved up from second to first lieutenant, and Henry C. Ford of Forest Acres Extension, has been advanced from first lieutenant to captain. . . Lieut. James A. Reese, son of Mrs. Mary Reese of 1807 Hampton street, has been assigned to active duty with the United States Marines. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. . . Second Lieut. Joseph H. Morgan of Columbia has reported to the Columbia Army Air Base for assignment to a medium bombardment group as pilot. He received preflight training at Maxwell Field his primary at Lakeland Army School of Aeronautics in Florida, his basic flying at Shaw Field and his advanced training at Turner Field, Georgia. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Morgan of 1331 Hagood avenue. . . James H. Husbands, a Johnsonville boy who was a former newspaper reporter in Columbia, and William C. Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Sevens of 2509 Lee street, have been promoted to the drage of private first class at Keesler Field, Miss, where the boys are taught to keep the big B-24 Liberator bombers in trim. . . Cpl. David W. Gaston of 1602 Pendleton street has been assigned to the Army Forces Technical Training command for training as a radio operator mechanic. Another USC boy going on up in the service; he’s the son of Mrs. Belle G. Gaston, and formerly was a clerk in the British Air Commission office in Washington. . . Cuthbert Bacot (Chick) Prevost, son of Mrs. Stephen Prevost, has volunteered for service with Uncle Sam, and will be inducted at Fort Jackson Tuesday. He has been associated with Craft Paper Company at Georgetown for the past six years. . . Pfc. John R. Gregersen has gone back to New Orleans after a 10-day visit with his wife and little daughter, Mary Eleanor, of West Columbia. Other relatives he saw while here were his mother, Mrs. William Gregersen, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Hazeninkel of College Place. . . L. George Benjamin Jr., of Darlington has been commissioned a second lieutenant at Fort Benning. Another USC student. . . Sgt. Clyde Goff of Blaney has been assigned to the 432nd Armored Infantry Battalion nat Camp Chaffee, Ark. . . Sgt. Oakie R. Triplett, a former parachute jumper with the Hawthorne Flying Service, has been made a staff sergeant in his air force unit at Westover Field, Mass.

June 12, 1943  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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