Township Tattle Vol. II No 2 - Millburn Public Library

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VOL.11 HO. 2 JUNE 1943 MILLBURN, N. J,


No one can accuse us of being rank conscious but when a- Lieutenant

takes time out to write 'us two "V" mail letters in one month it makes

us pleased and smug as anything, LT, FRANK T. HENSHAW says he was surprised

to read in an earlier issue of his visit home on furlough. You

are right, Tommy, it Certainly was a case of wishful thinking, and

while we can't trace the rumor at" this late date, here's hoping the

trip comes through in reality soon. Also we'll try to give out with

news of your former Short Kills friends, Dick Williams, Pierce Cassedy,

Tommy Lyons and Bill Vanderbilt, so keep reading, Tommy.

CPL. RICHARD WELLS manages to push his pen through clouds of dust while

writing from Gamp Hyder, Arizona. Dick says the chow is as swell on

the desert as it has been everywhere in the West, but he'll take Palm

Springs or Los Angolus (next to short Hills) anytime* Aside from the

heat the daily dust storms must put plenty of grit in the men because •

Dick also tells us that although one shower holds 300 men at one spray,

it isn't half big enough. Sounds cosy to us but what will home seem


PVT, HAROLD R. PALMER JR. is now down at Fort Jackson, S,C, learning

to be a truck driver. Babying everything from a jeep to a 2^- ton job

must be quite a ticklish job, especially- whan, as Harold says, his

teachers purposely drop' one of the latter in a muddy shell hole end

then tell the- boys to get it out gently, Harold will be a dandy guy to

have around homo when that fine day comes along because soms of his

other training consists of learning how to care for and give medical

aid to 100 soldiers. We can hardly wait to have you apply a band aid

to us, Pvt, Palmer I

The old desk fairly glitters with Lieutenants' mail this month, and

here's a note from 2nd PALMER BRADNER. Palmer is at, the Ephrata

Air Base''way out in the state of Washington, and says he enjoys the

Tattle whenever ho comes daw.n to earth. . At present that, can't bo often

so it's just as well we aren't a weekly publication because Lt. Bradner

is first pilot on a flying fortress. Good luck, and thanks for all

those nice compliments.

Three postals from our pal ROCCO FIOLA, now-a Staff Sergeant (and congrats

on that)* Rocco has been transferred froai his old IOVG, lliami

Beach to Gulfport, Miss. Too bad because he really misses those shore

front hotels, palms and cocoanuts, although the weather is .just, as hot

if not'more so, Rocco must' take "iti all good-naturedly "because no's

just been authorized to wear the "good conduct" ribbon •which, combined

with the S/Sgt stripes must make his uniform a gorgeous sight.



Speaking of gorgeous, that applies to both the penmanship artd embossed

letter paper of Pfc. JOHN V* PICCIUTO, Johnny is a Scott Field, Ill«<

and dashes off his niee long letter while waiting to go on "Flood Duty 11

Incidentally, there will be a change of rank any day now as Johnny is

due to graduate this month, so we*re.saving space in our Promotion Department

for him, • v ;

Another flood fighter is 2nd LT. C. E. RUSHER who says he's also still

fighting the Battle of Claiborne down in Louisiana, Bob is teaching

surveying in the Specialist School there, so, as he says it's plenty

dusty being sent to battle floods in Arkansas.and Mississippi must have

been a nice damp relief. Playing post Office again, vie pass on Bob's

message -to Fireman Al Shoemaker, "The Deacon thinks his eagle O.K. and

regards to all the rest of the force, too," Please don't get writer's

cramp for another six months as you threaten to# You've got a neat

sense of humorf Lieutenant, and your letter gives us a great lift, •

PFC FRANK DOYLE of the U.S.M.C. expects to be home sometime this month

wearing his brand new corporal stripes, so we're all watching for you,

Frank has passed through Aviation Machinist Mate School with flying •

colors and now is in Jacksonville, Florida learning how to be an Air

Gunner, Our sleuths tell us he's a Dick Deadeye with anything more

powerful than a water pistol so -we'll "yes" you to death. You ask

about Jack Davis and 'Bob Ward, While we haven't a "lost and Found" Department

we can tell you that Bob is now in Newport,- Jack has been

hard to. track down but we'll keep trying,

PVT. LLOYD, C SMITH JR.. paints a bright picture of Drew Field even

though he's not resigned to being in the A,E«F, Parked there since

February although impatient to see some real action, Lloyd says he's

still one of the "Americans exiled to Florida*' 1 Though not as cool as

the Jersey Shore would be we understand why Lloyd doesn't mind too much,

"A new addition to Drew Field arrived the other day -* WAACs.i Morale

here has jumped 100%, We. even have nice looking blonde ones - young

too," Ah me I Happy days,' We only hope your training in the Signal

Corps comes in handy with that gorgeous blonde,' Sergeant Lloyd,

Nice thanks from PVT, A.L. KASPEREEN who is still on Staten Island although

he's .switched companies since last month. Surely you must get

across the bridge sometimes, Al, so why not give us a flash at the old

Kaspereen features on your next visit home?

LT. ANTHONY WILLIAM MAUCIONE stopped in at Headquarters while home on

leave in April and it gave everyone a great thrill to meet him person-

&Hy, in the flesh and in uniform, Tony is now stationed at Ft. Lawton

seven miles from Seattle, which is one of the most beautiful Army posts

he's ever seen. Being in the Military Intelligence he has to be even

core close-mouthed than the rest of you men but he does say he hopes to

exchange the beautiful scenery for foreign soil soon. Hope you get

your wish, Lieutenant, and thanks for those good ones you sent us.

TECH. SGT, CARL N. WEBER is. still at Camp Murphy, Florida but hopes to

get out soon, (Florida Board of Commerce please note.) Carl says it's

so hot and humid the men go native whenever they're off duty in the

barracks and also that it would be a paradise for a Bug Collector, Only

problem would be the present pin shortage as there are more varieties

of bugs thei*e than any place else in the U.S.A. You haven't for-


gotten our nice juicy home fed brand of mosquitos, have you Carl?' •

After HARRY SMITH'S cheery "Hi, Gals" we'&come right back with "Hi*

Marine" or. should it be "Hi. Lieutenant"? You gather (we hope) that

the erstwhile Mr, H, R, Smith of Millburn has now become a 1st Louie in

the Marine .Corp, Harry is with a Fighting Squadron at Parris Island,

South Carolina, doing lots of flying and, according" %G him (and speaking

of mosquitos) "just itching to get in the scrap," Glad we keep you

pod ted on all your friends and acquaintances, Lt, Smith, and thanks for

them kind words, . •

Millburn High School's former popular coach is now coaching Japs how to

behave. LT. PAUL CHERIN U.S.N.R. has been on active sea duty since

October but came ashore last month in time to catch up with our last

issue. Paul can't say much except that they've been on tough duty but

when on dry land, believe it or not, their base is an Indian Reservation,

Don't'come back to Millburn sporting one of those feathered Redskin

Derbies, but if you can pick up a few war cries in passing they'd

stop any enemy sub in its tracks and save torpedoes, (But who are we

to poach you?)

All is forgiven, but whs.n PVT* ED. PIKAART addresses us as "Dear Sirs"

it makes our voice break (but not- change). Thanks for your letter,

dear Miss Pikaart, because for a group of "Sirs" we're a bunch of sis-'

sies when it comes to flattery and kind words, Ed is at Camp Mc^uaide,

Californja , learning the inside story of Ccast Artillery and as that

means he's also learning to be pretty quick with 37 m.m, and 155 m.m,

guns he's no .one to fool with, so we'll stop kidding before his trigger

finger starts to itch. Galloping up and down hills and ester a

rough course would kill us so when Ed says they do it loaded with full

equipment PLUS wearing a gas mask we see what he means about Army

training being tough. "Sweet" though, and even the toughest Sergeant

is swell-as soon as the day's work is done — well,.,We hope to see you

soon, Ed, and will welcome you with open' arms- providing you stack your

arms at the door before entering - (Just sissias, as we admitted before)

Perhaps we're jumping at conclusions, but wo suspect the SMITH Brothers

(not cough drops) are sunning in the desert. Two "V" letters this

month from PVT. HENRY L, and PVT. THOMAS K. - and although they haven't

gotten together yet they are both in North Africa so there's hope.

First of all .let's wish Tom a Happy Birthday because since June 14th

he's all of 19 years old. Also thanks for sending us Harry's address

because he says in his letter he likes gettiir*\ the Tattle. Red also

feels that the end of World War II is very close and .Boy, do we hope

you're righti

Mrs. GEORGE H. TRUNDLE is kind enough to ©end along a personal "V" letter

which she received from her husband so we could see with our own

eyes the nice things he says about our efforts. MAJOR TRUNDLE was

moved to New Guinea last part of April but each is.sue always manages to

catch up with him, and the Postman never has to ring.twice, "

JOSEPH P. IDORE A.M.M. 2/c sends us a nice colored pitcher postal to

let us know he's O.K. though probably breathless from swooshing through

the' waves after the enemy. Joe promises to write a letter soon but until

that comes we'll just ga dreamy-eyed over his signature and that

"from your sailor" part, Nice work, Joe, and with .-that line you must

be holding up the reputation of the Navy for having a girl in every



port. Also at that rate, so have we,

SGT. LEWE. LASSER has been transferred from Arkansas to Ft, Custer,

Michigan, and what a break it turned out to be. Also a lucky thing

that Lew isn't the hard-boiled guy most Army Sergeants are supposed to

be. When he received his new company of men assigned by the replacement

center among "them was one of Lew's former Math teachers, "Lord,

What a temptation! Especially when it used to be his pet hobby to see

that I missed football practise at least three times a week, 11 The exteacher

has been assigned to Lew's barracks and isn't a bad guy at all

except that what he knows about the Army isn't taught in Math classes.

Another interesting bit of news is that Sgt, and Mrs, Lasser are expecting

to have a new "commanding officer" sometime in the fall, Cdngratulations

and keep us posted so viie can elect the newcomer to our

Stork Club,

PFC. HARRY" MAC MANE is still being shifted all over the State of Flor-•

ida and has been sporting a gorgeous tan since February. He doesn't

say just where the last job was but it must have been a honey because

Harry and his pals set up a world's record, • They were building a new

Air Basse and laid a 4000 foot runway with matting in just 3&|- hours.

At that rate you'll be Millburn's champion handy man when you get back.

is one trick we've never tried, PFC. CHARLES HUMMER says he's

wearing a gas mask while writing to us. Come, come, Charlie, surely

we aren't THAT hard to take? Pvt. Hummer's brother, Fred, is now in

North Africa but from the description of Amarillo Air Field in Texas

where Charlie is stationed he'll be able to stand any climate. Plentyhot

and lots of dust storms and also, just to make things really "jolly,

they put on gaa attacks to keep life from becoming monotonous. (That

clears up the gas mask mystery and we're relieved, too,) Thanks for

writing under such difficulties and we'll try to pass on Jim Bate's



be sent to I, MELLBN JR. U.S.N0R, is out in Olathe, Kansas but hopes to

> Corpus Christi, Texas for his final training. He is only

30 miles from Kansas City which, according to him-, is the best liberty

town in the West, (Chamber of Commerce please take a bow) Great to

hear from you, Earl, and we know 'that once you get in a plane again

after all this ground work you'll fly through the air with -the greatest

of ease. Good luck to you,

JOHN WAREHBffi S 1/c has been busy on a "Big Battlewagon" - (ship to

you) so even if he had more time to write there isn't much he'd be allowed

to say, Johnny says he reads in the Tattle of all the home town

boys meeting each other in different parts of the wor"ld, but so far he

hasn't had any such luck. However, there are a lot of Jersey boys on

his ship and they enjoy reading "us" too, .Thanks, and maybe you'll

take us for a row around Taylor Pork when you come paddling home,

SGT. MARK HANSON should change the last letter of his last name to "M"

judging by the attractive snapshot, he sent us of him and his girl

friend "Dotty" both of whom are now enjoying California's sunny cli-

/ mate, (Calm down goils. Dotty is but a mechanical lady eagle,) Mark

says we can take the State of Washington and lay it in the corner for

mouse bait as far as he is concerned?? Sounds like too big a job for

us. Anyhow, thanks for your fine letter and photo, and the news that

your bro-in-law, DOUGLAS MILLER is now a Private at Fort Dix. As for

•J i

-the girls left behind, they'll still be here waiting for the return of

Millburn § s choicest malehood when this grim job is done*

S.O.S. for Merlin and his*Pied Piper! To wit, LT.Q.g.) WILLIAM C.

RIDGEWAY JR. was home recently on 12-days leave looking straight, tan

and handsome in his Navy whites and fraught with complimentary comments

on our Tattling work. But he says the cockroaches in his New Orleans*

abode have been supplanted by big belligerent rats • All we can say is


A/C ROGER WENT writes us a cheery letter from Glenview', Illinois, and

says that except .for the weather (like Moby Dick - thar she blowst)

it's a great place to be, Roger says he»s lost contact with the four -

other Millburn boys who were with him at Chapel Hill but he doesn't

mention their names, so, if any of you readers are "it", we hope you'll

remedy the situation. One of them can*t be CPL» CARL WIJJLIAMS as he

writes that he has been corresponding with Roger regularly. 1 (More

about Cpl* Williams in Sraall World.)

EUGENE GREENBURG A.R.M.3/C has writtn us giving us his new address

(one of the N. Y. Fleet P.O. variety) with a Patrol Squadron. Where-* -

ever he is, the mosquitos are the hungriest and he suggests that the

Red Cross Blood Bank ought to sign them up as the carnivorous pests

sure know how to draw the ruby fluid from the lad f s arteries. All we

can say is that our greedy local skeeters would win in any sanguinary

contest and theya-Iook as big as a B 19 - honest! Happy flitting,

Gene ole boy, and •thanks for addressing us as "Madame" and not "Sirs"

this time,

CPL. SAM ALBANESE writes from Muroc, California, that he*s still hoping

to- find some of his former Millburn buddies nearby on the Mojave

Desert. Sam is busy as anything with his job of technical supply man

to a covey of P 38s» (We"re nuts about those twin tailed, streaks our**

selves, Sam, though we've never been nearer than a worn^s-eye-view to

one.) He sends greeting via this sheet to all his friends and "hopes

to see them all back home when we raise Old Glory all over the wo rid." -

a pretty nice hope we might addl

JOHN HORTON S 2/c has written us two letters. In the ficst one he

says if John Jacobus is so ca^razy about K»P. he can take over for him

any day. While John was waiting for an opening in his school he whiled

away the time at K.P. duties which kept him so busy that his only free

time to read or write was when he managed to sneak into the "you know

what" after taps. In his second letter he* s still at Great Lakes

awaiting shipment, but fortunately not in the K.P. ranks any more. By

the way. John, if you mean PAUL WYKOFF E#M. 3/c we didn't say he was

at Great Lakes, (see page 16 of May Tattle) in fact we can't tell you

where he is. So sorry*

We have just received a smart green notice from the Short Hills Country

Day School announcing that MAJOR JJ^ESHQGH QUARRIER VJ;UJL address the

graduating class. Incidentally, one of the graduates i@ Berry Smith

(son of our co-scribe) who won a prize for his model plane last week.

His model and those of three other Short Hills boys will be on exhibit

at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D#C» in the near future.

Speaking of Washington D.C., LT. COM. BERNARD P. DAY U.S.N.R. and his

family are moving into their newly purchased home in Chevy Chase,


Bernie's older brother, LT. JOSEPH P. DAY JR. of the Army Medical

Corps is living with them. Joe, who is waking in the Surgeon General's

office bumped into Mary Irwin in Washington recently, ,and as

they have known each other since they were so high they exchanged a

friendly embrace, but was Joe's face red when he got to his office and

his secretary advised him in a voice coated with suspicion that he had

a nice cupid's bow of lipstick on his manly cheekll

Three cheers for PVT. MARTIN J. FINAN who, although he is overseas, remembered

to show his Mother he; remembered her on Mother's Day, Mrs.

Finan received a beautiful plant and a nice cablegram, so no wonder

that slogan "Say It With Flowers" never had a bigger meaning.

CPL. DONALD COOPER seems to be walking his way into the Air Force but

we know he'll get there eventually. Poor Don just panted in after another

30 mile hike. We can't say just where he is, he's moved so often

but every time he is transferred he arrives just in time to join the

new boys on maneuvers,

LT. JOSEPH A. BENNETT has finished four weeks at Ft, Monmouth and is

now in Philadelphia at the Signal Supply Center, Commuting home from

there isn't bad except Joe will only be there four weeks also,

Nice home town reunion for PFC. JOSEPH BAILEY. When Joe was in Denver

Colorado, a couple of weeks ago he visited JACK HOMEY and his wife.

May we say "a couple of Honeys?"

The Cornwall family are walking on air and sprouting wings these days.

Can't blame them for being proud because their only son and heir.

Clift Jr., sprouted his wings too on June 15th, SONNY C0R1WALL is

waiting to be somewhere for further training, so periiaps he'll manage

to sandwich in a few days at the old homestead en route,

Here«s news of another old pal, ROSS CUMMINS is now at O.C.S. Adjutant

General's School down at Ft, Washington, Maryland, Study, hard, Ross,

and don't forget to turn the charm on Teacher,

PVT. CARL DINGER has applied for O.C.S. but in the meantime isn't letting

much moss roll under the stones (or something like that) . Carl

says the R.O.T.C, course at Rutgers is doing well by him and his. outfit

parades so smartly they've even been mistaken for West Pointers -

and that, as you know, is going some,

PVT. WALTER ER1CKS0N of the U.S.M.C. has finished training at Parris

Island and arrived home June 19th to spend ten days. Just as well

Walt decided to spend some of the time down on the Jersey Shore because

his Father and Mother were so delighted to see him they shot the works

on coupons the first week he was home,

LT. JOHN H. GI1MQRE has his wings now and is soon to start at Gunnery

School, which sounds as though Jack would be a menace in the air any

month now.

And thank you PVT. ROBERT HAMBRIGHT, Bob says he wades through our

every word as it's the only way he.has of keeping track of his fighting


PVT. ROBERT FETTER is literally doubling in brass while fighting war.

Bob is v in the camp band out at Iowa City and has sent a hurry call home

for his trusty trombone. In the meantime he's filling in for the bugler

who is a temporary casualty.

PVT. BENJAMIN HELLER is thriving even, though we can't say -what climate

agrees with him. Ben likes swimming in the Mediterrean and has gained

15 pounds in tspite of all the hard work,

AVIATION CADET "MAC" ERIE will be just another old salt if he isn't

transferred soon, Mac is some where in sunny California where the thermometer

wilts at around 140°P daily and, also daily, he and the other

fliers eat from five to fifteen salt tablets regularly.

We bet PFC. CLARENCE B, HOKE JR. is a bit weary of sun too, Clarence

has seen real action in Tunisia, although we couldn't tell what he's

doing now even if we know. Let's hope it's resting, though.

SGT. JAMES M. GROSSMAN is a lucky bird. Not only is he enjoying the

scenery deep in the heart of Victoria, Texas, but his wife is there to

share it all with him,

A/S JOHN D. VOORHEES has completed his boot training at Manhattan Beach,

(You missed an opportunity if you failed to look up our scriirc's husband

LT. COM. FRENCH, Jack, If so it's too late now because Jack has

been sent to Maryland for a few months additional training,)

PVT. HAROLD B. GARRABRANT's Mother was nice enough to to ing in one of

Harold's "V" letters for us to read. He's well and happy and says the

meals are very good,

CORP. DONALD H. SHOFFSTALL's family were baffled and bewildered when

they received the annual report of the American Red Cross of Wayne

County, F.C. Couldn't imagine why they'd been so honored until they

discovered that the cover had been painted by son Don, He is quite an

artist in addition to being a top notch engineer and soldier. While

convalescing in the Wayne County Hospital Don sketched his fellow patients,

nurses and doctors so well that the towns people heard about it.

By the time Cpl, Shoffstall left for Mississippi he also left behind a,

trail of original drawings of the homes, hunting dogs and landscapes

for the residents,

LT. PRESTON T. COURSES" writes from Camp Hale, Colorado, that while they

had no snow in February there is plenty there now, Pete is with the

ski troops and even with the sun out it is so cool they can never work

up a good lather. We always said there's no place like home,

CAPTAIN THOMAS'ALOYSIUS O'LOUGHLIN's gain is our loss. Mrs, O'Loughlin

and the children have banked the home fires and gone to join him in a

beach house at Atlantic Beach, N.C. Sfee was a tireless worker for the

A.W.V.S. (See Cupid's Corner for further O'Loughlin news)

LT. .GEORGE H. PENDERGAST may be in Missouri but he's one boy who doesn't

have to be shown. His engineering outfit knows all the answers,' so

one of their duties is to show the Missourians how to cope with the

flood aftermath. Everything is under control now although still on the

damp side.


DONALD SCOTT has graduated from Princeton (how time flies) and is now

roving around the campus of Columbia University as an Apprentice Seaman.

We don«t know if that entails tight pants j a sailor, collar and

beanie, but if so- -"on Donald it looks good", we're sure.

S/K 3/c HARRY E. NUSE is now in New Zealand, and says the people are

very like Americans and the country beautiful. Harry also mentions an

incident in his recent Father's Day letter home which, should make

everybody cringe with shame - us home folks, we mean. While on board

ship heading'for the fighting zone- a bond drive was put on. The 2nd

day of the drive, with only 40% of the men registered, they passed the

goal « and eight more days to do I If sailors and soldiers en route

can come,through like that—-— Oh well, I guess you get it that we

feel sheepish as anything at this pernt.

All you fine, guys have your fair share'of fan mail and inquiries from

co-combatants but even so you 1 11 agree that LT. ADRIAN DE DECKER leads

the list, and deservedly so. All we can say is tiiat. you're old friend

has been heard -twice over .the. short wave radio and says he is well, •


CLARENCE A. HILL JR. was graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy at

Annapolis on June 9th. (Leave-off the "Junior" and that name should

ring a bell with you public spirited ex-Millburnites.) . Clarence is

now an Ensign and•stationed at Jacksonville, Florida,

Now that things in North Africa &re quieter, LT. JOHN" C. CORY is marking

time by enjoying good meals in Tunis and Bizerte. John had a few

close calls but it's all in the game and the old Cory chassis came

through unscathed.

LT. EDWARD L, CHALIF hopes any of the old crowd of Scout Troop 15 will

get in'touch with him if they wander South. (We 1 11 forward any letters

to him, remember,) Eddie is. the only Lieutenant on the Staff of the

Major General at Camp Croft, S,C, All the others have the rank "of

Lieutenant Commander or higher, all of which backs up what the home

town always knew about it's talent.

LT. HAROLD V. NUNGESSER is coming home on leave any day .(or month) now.

Can't blame his family for making the most of every moment and, space

permitting, they're counting on returning; to Minneapolis with him to

prolong the visit.

Another happy break is that Mrs, Ward is on her way to join her more

uniformed half, CPL. FRANCIS F. WARD. Frank has been transferred to

Camp Crowder, Mo. and evidently has been fortunate in locating accommodations

for the little woman, nearby,

A/C JACKSON A RIKER will have good caus6 to throw out those" broad .

shoulders and do a bit of strutting. His Mother and also his fiancee,

pretty Jane Lonergan, left June 24th to see him clown at Chapel Hill,

N.C. (and be seen by his .fellow cadets, we might add - we will add,;

PFC. JAMES N. •TOMBYLL was a bronze beauty when he arrived home from •

California recently on a week's furlough. After his maneuvering around

the desert we don't blame him for enjoying any shade he can find.

By the way, Jim's brother PVT. CLIFFORD FRANCIS TOMBYLL is using his

knowledge of manual training "out at the brand new Camp Ellis in Illi-»

nois. Cliff has be en, making desks for Colonels in his spare time and*

another extra-curricular job is reporting for the hospital paper.

Mo. M»M.2/c GEORGE EDWARD NES1ON must have arrived safely because his

recent letters describe Africa and Arabs. Good luck, George, ^

hope you've regained your sand legs#

SGT. H. PIERCE is in Midland, Texas, and doing more that just flying

around ("which would be plenty) Piercey doesn't know what they'ire get

ting him ready for but lately he's been on 24-hour duty loading bombs

and doing other light chores.

CPL.. RICHARD WARREN 3LUHM got a break when he was sent up frora Washington,

D»C» on an Army job* Dick combined business with' pleasure and

lived.at home until it was finished. You didn't string it out and dav


The Sanders family is getting ready" for a big time this month. CPL.

HOWARD L. is due home from Nashville, Tennessee, on his first furlough

since joining up last October, And just to make the reunion c'omplete

SGT, DAVID M. SMDERS expects to get a three d^y pass from Richmond


The finest jewelry Mrs. Norman Wiss ever owned is that three star pin

on her A.W.V.S. Motor Transport uniform. She and Mr, Wiss have a right

to be proud (though a touch lonely) with all three boys in the service,

PVT. FREDERICK of the U.S.M.C.R. has received orders to report July .

1st for specialized 'training at Yale, home territory as Fred was a former

student there, KENNETH who was a junior at Lehigh before entering

the service is now at Ft, McClellan, Alabama, while ,.'3KMAN F. WISS,

whom we listed by mistake in our May issue as a Sergeant, is at O.C.S.

at Ft, Monmouth,

PVT. LENNY D'QNQFRIO writes his Mother that while he gets plenty of

figs and olives, the food is scarce. How' about sending us some of the

o3..d oil, Len, and we're not kidding? The days are too hot and the

nights too cold so Len and his buddies decided to warm up over a bot~

tie of native wine at 200 francs per. The price alone should have

done the trick.

While on his recent furlough'SGT. AL COLAMDREA spent most of his time

with Dr. Pat Dante. The Doc. in case you don't know it, is a brother

of Millburn's former hobbyist, PVT. AL. (How is that hobby of yours-,


Do you know that

1. A/C MICHAEL DI GIOVANNI is missed by all the gals and hanger s-v

around at Kolb r s Ice Cream Clubbe?

2. PFC. GEORGE FLYNN'G family haven't heard from him in three weeks?

3. PFC. ROCCO SMMARTINO, the former dashing postman who never had to

ring twice was kept busy shaking hands while trying to cross

Taylor Park on a recent leave"?

4. CPL. EMILIO MANFRA calls home long distance once a month and DOES

NOT reverse the charges?

and that

5. SGT. JOHN SPERANZA, the lucky lad, gets home -almost every weekend?

If you didn't know, you do now and, apropos of Johnny's note, we

hope you'll all be in the same boat and home soon,

SGT. VINCENT A. SCHAULER is far from home but he's setting up housekeeping

as cozy as you please - in North Africa. Vince says 'they've

fixed up their tents with beds and mosquito netting. Also foot lockers

made out of bomb boxes and a writing table. "Best of all, we have

electric ligh.ta. Boy oh boy, just like living uptown only not half so

crowded." Another bright note is that they can go to town every third

day (if they aren't busy) for a bath and send their clothes to a laundry.

Sounds like most of the conveniences of homo, Vince, but we know

you'd be willing to swop places with us any day.

We're delighted to have finally caught up with PVT. CHARLES M. KIRK -

PATRICK JR even though indirectly. For a while, way back, we sent the

Tattle to him regularly and then lost track of him. Now, Charlie old

boy, you*re going to get it again willy nilly, and perhaps on account

of that A.P.O. address it will b e welcome.•

LT. DAVID M. BARTRON writes a nifty letter from Pittsburgh California

(We never were strong on georgraphy but the.postmark backs us up on

this). He says it is just like Grand Central the way people come, and

go but a bit disheartening for the -instructors, like himself, who just

sit around hoping to get a chance at real action. That's the price

you have to pay for being a good teacher, Lieutenant, but if you want

action we hope you get it soon. Also thanks for sending us birthday

greetings and we're glad our gabby gossip saved you from a' dull night

on the desert. Incidentally, Lt, Bartron is the son of Mrs. Elsie L,

Bartron, a name and person to remember. As chairman of Home Service

for the Millburn Red Cross, Mrs. Bartron is the lady who is always 4

standing by, ready and willing in case any of you boys need help.

Ever since May 18th it has been CAPT. JOHN L. KEMMERER JR. of Atlanta,

Georgia, formerly Short Kills. Johnny and Mrs. Kemmerer (the former-

Mary Liz Halbach) are both working hard at the'ir various jobs even'

though the weather is getting so warm it*s an effort to even use your .

mind* Their name and address is in the phone book and although it*s

almost as bad as Short Hills to find your way around, they hope

old friends will seek them out. CAPT. BOB WILLIAMS did just -that while

driving through to North Carolina and Mary Lia outdid the Southern hospitality

by supplying a shower, home grown supper, and chat* The main

dish was an omelet whipped up by Capt. K. from "the harvest of their

eleven laying hens. Matter of fact, eggs are handy things because Mary

Liz still has "Joe" the outsize cat who insists on meat.

A nice picture postal from M.M. 1/c G. N. BECHTLS who says he has

nothing to say but "'thanks a million." That's enough and thanks for

taking time out to write it. Good luck and good health, Boy.

This should really be in our Silver Lining column but as that group of

tidbits has already entered the maw of the typewriter we'll jot it herenamely

- HUGH M. AUSTIN was one of 52 Blue jackets out of a class of

129 promoted to the petty officer rating of Mo,]l.,M. 2/c upon graduation

from the Wavy*s. School of Diesel Operators at, the University of

Illinois, and is now taking advanced Diesel'training at Wavy Pier,

Chicago, according' to a newspaper clipping that has fluttered onto our

desk, Hugh, incidentally, is but 18 years old and earned his promotion

through outstanding scholarship and. exemplary conduct* Three

cheers for you Hugh!

Out of Darkest Africa comes a "V" letter from Lt. R. V/. COOK who says

the ebon continent looked anything but dark as they landed after days

and. days afloat, Lt. Cook is looking forward to getting his silver

bars sometime this month (or should we call you Cap-ain already?) and

to adds "that "all is not sand" as some reports would have us believe.

In fact, his part of 'the country is not unlike California, but of •

coarse he'can't tell us just where he is except.that he was moved

farther East recently. Write us again Bob.

PFC. ED PRESSLER pens us a nice billy doo from Santa Maria Army Air

Base, Calif ornia. , whence he has arrived from South Dakota, ' Ed is still .•

trying to find out the correct definition of "furlough" as the version

in the dictionary doesn*t seem to jibe with his C.O.*s ideas on the

subject. Anyhow, whatever it isf Ed ain't had none of it -to date - a .;•


little matter we hope will be rectified soon. And don't forget to come

and see us if, and when.

A hasty note has come in from CPL. ROBERT 0. L. KENT informing us of

his new and mysterious A.P.O. La, address, warning us that he can no

longer receive parcels and winding up with the cheery message that

he'll write soon and that he enjoys the Tattle no end. Well, Bob,

wield that pen our way when you can. Meanwhile, good luck.

We note with pride that it is CPL. MICHAEL PASSARELLI now, according to

his latest and very interesting letter. He's going to school-at Camp

Consair, San Diego, California, learning the innards that make those

B 24 Liberators, such a sky menace to To jo and Adolph. To get to San

Diego Cpl* Passerelli really saw a good bit of the ole U.S.A. from a

train window. The only part that saddened him a little was that -each

mile took him farther from Millburh, He hasn 1 1 met any other local

lads since he entered the service 6g- months ago either, so if any of

you boys are in that vicinity, how about making news for our "Small

World" column next issue.

We'd already written up S/SGT. JOSEPH FORMICHELLI in "Silver Lining"

when -a "V" mail letter came in at the zero hour, so we want to thank

you Joe for giving us the lowdown on all your exciting doings in the

Africa Theatre of war. Also for giving the American Red Cross such

nice compliments. We know they are doing a fine job but it's good to

hear it first hand, too. Happy raiding and keep up the good workj

CPL. ARTHUR S. MACOMBER has finally arrived at Colorado Springs, although

leaving Spokane was a wrench as he enjoyed everything about it.

This can't be so bad either though, or else Artie is a born optimist.

He's living in a tent now, but that's 0,K. because it's cooler and

pleasanter than a barrack is in the summer. Also they are only 75

miles from Denver (with an eye on future leaves) and nestled at the

foot of Pikes Peak. In fact there are lots of side "trips to take when

and if there .is the time but Art is hoping for a real furlough soon so

he can get home. After almost a year we think you rate one too.

Another friendly face we may see soon belongs to PFC. ANTHQN¥ CAIVANO

even though he is down at Camp Hulen, Texas. Tony has finished his

courses at Aberdeen, Maryland, and is back at work which gives him a

great kick. As he says, "Every time I tighten a bolt or repair a part

on one of these guns I feel we're all getting that much closer to

Freedom." His camp is on the Gulf of Mexico and at night and in the

early morning the views are beautiful. What goes on at noon, Tony?

Too busy to look?

LT. R. B. KOSTER takes time out from flying pursuit planes to tell us

he likes the Tattle. He received his April and May issues in a batch

and noticed that Steve Wilson was trying to locate him and Pierce

Cassedy, Now all we need is a word from the latter, as Steve is always,

one of our Grade A correspondents. By the- way ? Bud drops all

capitals when referring to Pierce and Pensacola as it's "the best he

can do for the Navy. Master Koster, as you can guess, is an Army man,

RUSSELL A* HERBSTSOMSR S 2/c sends all his friends best regards and

hopes to meet them all again as soon as this war is ended, Rues is

studying to be a radio operator at Bainbridge, Maryland, after finishing

boot caqp the last of March,-and-while. Maryland is all very fine

still "Jersey is the best state in the Union, and Millburn and its

people -the best in the world." Nice letter and thems nice sentiments.

Many thanksr . • •- . .

SGT.' FRED. BROWN sends.a- message from Sacramento, California, to us and

also to. PFC. CLARENCE HQXE«... Referring to a news flash on'Clarence in

a recent issue, Fred wants us to pass this along. So here we go, docile

and eager to oblige, - "Glad to hear from you, Clarence, also to

heap about Stinky, Limey,. Chico and the rest of the boys. I see you

are getting a chance to put. to use some of the tactics you and I were

taught in the Carolina maneuvers." Fred goes on to tell us about -his

work,but space cranes our. style as usual. Tanks a lot, Sarge, and that

signature "from .an ardent fan" really gets us cold.

Judging from the tricks glamour puss WILLIAM lil. WAREHIMSi S 2/c is picking

up he 1 11 be nobody to trifle with when he gets home. Bill is at a

Landing Craft School out on the Pacific Coast working seven days a week

but all nights free (except when he has to work). While practising

landing they have to back off the beach and some of the breakers are

15 and 20 feet high. After three months of this Bill and his outfit

move to another base where 'they will 'train with Marines. And here's

the tough part —- (only don't leave this paper around for any snoopers

or Marines to read, Mr,, Wartime)-, Bill s ays "if the Marines start

acting wise we let down the ramp in ten feet of water. When they Jump

out it teaches them to keep their .mouths shut." Maybe you boya know

best but we'd.rather not be around when you start the fun. Keep writ-'

ing us. Bill. Your .sense of humor gives' the scribes a great lift.

PVT. CARL S. BAl)E!NHAt|SSN was visited by his parents recently at Fort

Bragg, North Carolina ? and his Mother tells us he looks fine ~- all •

eun bronzed and what have you. He 1 a with the artillery which sounds

good to us but bad for the enemy as he is reputed to be a deadeyedick

like his father. Good. nuntin 1 , Carli

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We te&v from A/C ROGER WSIT that his sister, JOYCE WENT, is now a 2nd

Lieutenant in the I'JAAC stationed at Camp Ruston, Louisiana. Congratulations

? hitrn Vfcaitl When last we heard from you you were an O/C at

Fort jDes ITi

Here is a grand letter from B.A. 1/c CATHERINE CIANCI v^ho v/rites tliat

she liPvS coirpleted her training at Brooklyn Ho'Spitiai and 1B now a Hospi\.:il

apprentice l/c which is the e


We have another feminine Marine, ' This time it's MARION WOLFE who

joined the Lady Leathernecks on June 15th. Marion has a brother in

the Army, PVT. DAVID H, WOLFE. JR.

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PFC. JOSEPH WITTKO? writes from somewhere in the South Pacific that he

is being' royally entertained, having been invited to dine in various

peoples homes three times in one week0 All of which proves that Joe's

nice manners and thoughtful personality are also appreciated beyond

the confines of Millburn,

PFC. KAZIER MAZURKI must learn fast as he is off for parts unknown already,

having only entered the service in February,

SIGURD HOLME' (-^ ox the Holme Brothers' Radio Store) who has been somewhere

in Africky since way last August sent some interesting snapshots

to his brother recently showing the local color of his locale. The

subjects included a family of leopards, a camel definetely cheering

for the Bronx, and some decidedly un-Valentino looking shieks swathed

in face veils. In fact, we were so interested in the photos that we

absentmindedly walked off with the "Home Holmes" Brother* s lunch bag

instead of our similarly clad purchase„ So here we are with sandwiches

to refuel our flashlights while poor Mr, Holme tries to dine on our

bulbs and batteries -- tchk,tehkj


Mary Irwin, our ex-scribe, has thoughtfully forwarded us a letter from

LT. COL. E. P, FliULDj JR, who was unaware of her Washington war job.

Anyhow Bub goes on to say that wherever he is (A.P.O. to you) he could

do with the Kless Diner and Kaiser's Drug Store and that life isn't so

bad but they are kept very busy (from what we see by the papers that

ain't no lie, Pearsalll) He has seen George Stone (who-is now back

here) and Dick Rumery is still over there with him. Drop one down

Benito's neck for us, Colonel, and do write and tell us how he liked


Miami Beach really ought to change its name to Millburn judging by all

the local lads in the A.A.F. down there, TONY PASSARELLI writes that

he won a 10 mile race recently (good boyi) and ran sr i .k into ROCCO

GUGLIEMO and bride on-the finish line. And OF CQF 0 ' Je has seen that

ever-present Sergeant, our own soldier ROCCO FIOLAy *-oo, (More about

Sgt, Rocco elsewhere.) Many Salaams for your sweet, sayings about this

clarion, Tony, and we hope you'll find an opening soon. Hurrah, hur:*rah}

hurrah for you tooil

From Miami to Maine in one short paragraph - here we have a letter

starting "Dear Friends" (we like that) from A/S STEWART DOUGLAS way up

in Waterville, Maine, whence he was sent from Atlantic City, He has

seen DON BOOTHBY while both were indulging in "Physical Torture" (our

own title for calisthenics) on the beacho Stewart is attending Colby

College and hopes to be a pilot 'ere long. He spends his spare time

getting "spares" (oooh\) in the local bowling alley. Sounds like fun.

Incidentally, he also says he is proud to notice how many Millburn

warriors are earning more than Private before their names.


CPL. CARL WILLIAMS types us a neat and nifty letter from Camp Hale,

Colorado, telling us that PVT. BILL VAN INGEN is there too, in the Medical

Detachment Service. Both boys want to know FRED SCHAEFER'S address

at Lowry Field. (Our records have a John P, Schaei'er, formerly.of

Lowry Field and now in North Carolina. Is he your man 1 ?) Carl is

waiting to be called for Aviation Cadet Training - from ski to sky as

it were. Meanwhile he wishes to send his regards to CPL. JACK

MCKE3VER via the Tattle, (yoo hoo, JackJ) and would like to hear from


LT. JOHN BZRMINGHMt U.S.N.R. has finally written us after many fruitless

attempts (if we are to believe him on that.) He says he saw

ENSIGN ED WARNER recently and gave him his first aeroplane ride. John

says it's impossible to give that location of his outfit but he would

enjoy meeting any Millburn boy that happened along — BO you all can

figure THAT one out by your dear little selves as John has a Fleet P.O.

address and that ole Pacific is pretty beegI


Miss., according to one of our ace reporters.

We don't know where but S 2/c A.M.M. FRANCIS CIAifCI recently met CORP.*

WARREN W. YALE of Short Hills for the first time. In other words, join

the Navy and meet your neighbors, eh Francis?

Another "Dear Friends" letter came from CORP. J. McKEEVER who tells us


and all have had many pleasant sessions of fat-chewing on old times.

Corp. McKeever is enamored with his present setup and tells us to keep

•our fingers crossed so's he'll remain at Camp Forrest, Tennessee a

while. O.K. -we'll keep the digits BRAIDED for you, Corpi As to the

addresses, see last paragraph in this Tattle.

CARL SCHDEN3R T.lvi. 3/c writes that PVT. JOHN GRIMBILAS is located only

90 miles from Carl's base in San Diego, California, and that they are

anticipating a get-together soon in Los Angeles or Hollywood (zoots

permitting?) Carl is ca-razy over his new base as they are allowed

liberty every night a week but one. Write us again, Millburn Sailor.

We like itI

CPL. CARL WILLIAMS celebrated his brand new double chevron by being

hospitalized with a sinus cold at Camp Hale, Colorado, which must have

been brought on by the high altitude (9500 ft!) We could use a little

of that rare air ourselves right now as the current heat wave has

melted our brain to the consis.tancy of boiled custard. Carl is with

the quartermaster corps of the ski troops, slithery slats to usj

Also hospitalized at Camp Hale is PVT. WILLIAM VAN INGEN who was recently

transferred to a Medical Detachment of an Infantry Mountain Reg

iment following eight weeks in the hospital with scarlet fever. And

now if you please, poor Bill is recovering from pneumonia, so maybe

we won't envy these two high altitude boys after all. Thanks for your

letter, Bill, and we sincerely hope 'that both you and Carl are on 'the

okeydoke list as we go to press.


Poor PVT. RICHARD PHILP has been in the hospital three weeks with tonsilitis

but reports that he has had more o&j?e than he needed* Whattno

pretty nurses hovering about?

ENSIGN JAMES MOORE has been suffering from an infected ear but is Improving,

we»re glad to relate, and reports that ho*s received •wonderful

care too.

SGT, ROBERT JOHN HUFF has been ill with malaria somewhere in the South

Pacific area but is almost recovered at last report, all of which is

good news.

Via the old vine we hear that CPL, SOL GABRIEL was in the hospital last

month. Are you out now, Sol? If so, drop us a line and give us the


3/SGT. LEWIS BUFO has been in the hospital following a slight opera*

tion (we trust it wasn't of a cardiac nature, Lew?) from which, for- f

tunately, he is recovered.

CPL. V, MASI is out of the hospital again after a bout with a bad

cold - Goodyl

Poor PFC. RQCCO MARCANTONIO finds wisdom a painful acquisition, as far

as teeth go anyway, as he's been laid up for over three -weeks giving

birth to a few of those mental giant molars. Good luck and a speedy

recovery,. Roccol

CPL. JAMES GROSSO has been reported as having a bullet wound in his

finger somewhere in Africa. Were you by any chance giving a digital

salute to those NAZZYS, Jimmy? We trust it isnH your trigger finger

and that the wounded member is back in working order by now.



A promotion with fanfare i& what we call LT, NORMAN MARKS ento?y into

the Shavetail realm, as we received a gilt*edged announcement of same

from Miami Beach, Florida -• all very fawncy, and our frillyest congratulations,


To JAME0 ¥. CONCHAR A.M.M. 3/c - Dear Jim, Worry not. itfJl is taken

care of. If you only knew how many times we've had that same requestl

Thanks for your letter and best of luck,

RAYMOND LYONS -JR. definitely belojigs in this happy column, having just

been promoted to H.O.M.M. 1/c with the highest honors in his division*

He has one of those puzzling Fleet P.O. addresses so «e hope our congratulations

won 1 1 take forever to reach him,

CORP. STEVE WILSON writes cheerily that he is all un-raun^ed now and

back drilling, etc* He*s at Ft. Monmouth where he can get home Weekends

to his newly bought home on, Wyoming Avenue* Steve says he Bought

the house so he«d hava a place to come home to now that his parents

have moved to Cape God, Until there is a Mrs. Corp. Wilson to keep

house, Steve's brother Bill and family are doing the job.


BILL KERR writes us a nice letter from Washington, D»C. telling us he

expects to see the home town soon and that he likes reading about the

boys in our Tattle. He was especially impressed with our mention of

GEORGE EDDY. Good luck, Bill, and we hope to se«e you »

\ S.E. LOEHNER must be wearing a bewildered smile these days as he's

i the recipient of 8 cartons of cigarettes and the poor lad doesn't

e| We can 1 1 help but wonder if he will become bottom man in a

rage pile once the news leaks out.

JOE SALADINO is missed sorely on the Millburn Sanitation Department

truck. The home town ain't the same without that broad smile,

Beans, Don't lose itj

DR« FISCHER has recently received his promotion to Captain and is a

surgeon with the vifildcat Division now on maneuvers in Tennessee* He

wants to be remembered to all his Millburn friends. Thank youj

S/SGT. JOE FORMICHELLI is now adorned with an airmants medal and ribbon

for putting' in the required number of missions (no doubt his early

practice in piloting Miller's truck over these Hills was a helpj)

Come out from behind that red beard, Joe, and tell us whether there

are any eagle eggs in it.

PFC, LEWIS CUSAifO whose hobby is photography is acting as a waiter for

the officers 1 mess. Send us a photo of some nice juicy steak and a

hunk of butter, will you Joe?


Ohi Oh I Just as we thought we had consigned this department to a long

sojourn in mothballs, along comes a mournful epistle from ANTHOJNY

O'CONE S 3/c. He says, "We are on some island in the South Pacific

and it's not pleasant down here," The poor guy sounds plenty homesick

and blue, but cheerfully adds that we mustn't think he is kicking

as he is glad to be doing his share if it means that his family

and all back here will bo safe. Buck up, Anthony, Who was it that

said, "Things are never so bad that they cannot be worse. 11 Anyhow, we

hope this edition finds you," happier. We sincerely trust that "Things

are never so bad that they cannot be lots better" for YOU!



June is living up to its name all right as the list of June brides

marrying service men grows daily. However, let's start with the engagement


O'LOUGHLIN) and Miss June Sofie34 of Montclair. The lieutenant was

home recexitly but had to return to duty in Arizona prior tp the engagement


And nov» for the Yielding belle which have been and are , tolling merrily

In a few days ENSIGN JOSEPH D. SCOTT is to be married (on June 25th to

be exact) to Miss Eleanor Kaighn of Atlantic City.

LT. A. D. SNYDER was married to Miss Mildred Peifer of Philadelphia by

the Arn^r Airfield Chaplain at Congaree, S. C»


And here*s our old pal, REDMOND P. ROGERS, who celebrated his recent

promotion to Radioman 2/c by taking as his lifetime partner Miss Muriel

.•/.Ecker of Union at the Wyoming Church on June 19th. They have found a

lovely honeymoon cottage in Southampton, L.I. near the groom's station.

And here's another old friend, CPL,. TERRENCE GILI, now in the role of>

^rldegifoom, the blushing bride' being Miss Mary Eldam of Rochester, N.YJ

Tha oarerLony vms performed in the chapel at Camp Butner, North Carolina

on May 23rd, So THAT'S why we haven't heard from you lately, Terrence?

Best wishes to you both and thanks for sending us the amiouncement.

HARRY T. DEVERELL is a man who believes in signing his life away all at

once-.. In other words, concurrent with his voluntary enlistment in the

recent group of inductees, his engagement to Miss Mary Louise Bacon of

Weotfield has been announced and. we offer our double-barrelled congratulations.

LT, WILLIAM E. TAPLIN (son of one of our Tattle reporters) and Miss Ann

Baxter Foster of Newport were wed. on June 12th at Trinity Church in Newport..

A reception followed at the home of the bride's parents.

Lucky SGT. VINCENT TIGHE has his bride (the former Miss Felice Price

of Wyoming) staying with him at present at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.

LT. JAMES E. BARRETT, U.S.N.R. and his bride (the former Theresa Chalmers

of Soarsdale, N.Y.) have returned from a brief honeymoon following

their marriage in New York on May 29th,

On June 5th Miss Patricia Mullen and PVT. REGINALD V. SPELL JR. exchanged

"I do's" at Christ Church in Short Hills. Pvt. Spell is now

stationed at Sea Girt.

Gamp Campbell. Kentucky was the happy background of rice and orange

blossoms recently when SGT. ROBERT B. THORNLEY toqk as his bride Miss

Florence Bennisoh of Trenton? New Jersey.


LT. and MRS. FAIRFIELD P. DAY, .U.S.N.R. have a baby daughter, born

June 8th and a girl child is just what they wanted, too, to be a nice

little sister for Fairfield, Junior. 'We don't know what, young Miss

Day's name is yet. .

We hope that MAJOR FRANCIS J. SKIDMORE (A.P.O. somewhere?) received

Mrs. Skidmore's cable announcing the advent of Francis, Jr. on June,

4th. Congratulations, pop I

lay 25th heralded the arrival of C, F. Rogge 3rd to LT.. and MRS. FRED-

ERICK ROGGE, JR. According to statistics C.F.R. 3rd is a husky young

gent who weighed 8 lbs., 3 o«J :

And here is a snappy engraved card from ENSIGN and MRS. WALTER KABIS'

bearing the happy news that v they had a son, Walter, Jr. on June 15th.

All of which makes a fine total of three Juniors and one young lady "'. '<

added to the tiny garment department this month.



Pardon us for being "punny" with the above title, but we have received

so many letters of thanks that we have decided to start a new department

and, after all, it was you boys who began 'saying "tanks" instead'of

"thanks" so we're not entirely to blame.

We'll start taking our bows with a letter from LT. F. EVERETT ABBOTT

who pens his praise of our work from a palm thatched shack in one of

those A.P.O. spots. He says that the two big things that keep you all

happy are plenty to do and news from home, and for us to see to it that

our" mine ographod sheet continues to go out. Bless you, Evvyl

PVT. A, N. MARCANTONIO (a new Mar cant onio on our list, by the way)

writes us a delightful letter from Atlantic City saying, how happy he

was- to receive the Tattle,, as it's the only source of news about his

friends he has to date. Ho likes Atlantic City very much, what with

its many'amusements augmented by U.S.O, shows. Y#io wouldn't? Do write

us again, A.H., and tell us what the A. stands for as your first ini-'

fcial. . '

A very attractive scenic postal has come from PVT. HUGH FITZSIMMONS (we

love 'snow-capped mountings, especially in the non-oyster monthsJ) out

at Camp Carson. Colorado. He thanks us for the Tattle and says he always

looks forward to it, Hughie has been made assistant instructor

of machine guns — rat-tat-tat-tat and congratulations J

Another 1 card, scenic .with stars and eagles, comes to us from A/c JOHN

E. WOLF at Waco, Texas who informs us that he is at a basic training

school for-pilots and that he prowls through our publication with interest.

Thank you, John.


Goodnessi ~ We got so snowed under with work last issue that we completely

forgot to tell you that • JOHN W, WHITE JRi is now a LT. COMMAN-

DER in the Naval Reserve. 3?erhaps that gleaming extra half stripe. just

bedazzled-us. Anyhow, our belated congratulations, John, and though

we haven't any words to eat exactly, wo are sucking our fingers and

standing in the corner in shame over our se'eming neglect.


The Mil3/burn~Short Hills Item gave the Tattle a vary nice "congratulations"

editorial in their paper on our first anniversary, and we, in

turn, would Xike to hand,-them a large bouquet. The Item has had a

multitude of worthy birthdays and will have many, many more, long after

our little, sheet has completed its "duration"servico and written "30"

for the last time.

$t % * si< % * * # Ho|< *** =i<

REV. RALPH H. READ, minister of the Wyoming Church, Millburn, has writ

ten this article, , which ch is the third of a series' of messages from each

of of the ministers of our township.


This is simply to let yop: know that you are always in our thoughts' and

prayers. There is no doubt that Millburn misses its boys and will be



waiting with eagerness the day of your return which we hope will not

be too. long. I wonder if this war hasn't raised a good many religious

questions in your mind, as it has with all of us. Many people want to

know these days what has happened to God that such things as war can

take place. But God isn't the kind of being we can believe in in time

of peace and not in time of war. He does not will the destruction of

war or desire it any more than we do, God however takes the tragedies

of life and seeks to bring good from them. The history of the human

race has not been one of sweetness and light. But out of our human"

struggles we do slowly, but surely climb to a higher life. And "God

is not a cowardly being," as a friend of mine put ±tr "who runs away

when the going gets rough." He sticks by us when the way isn»t easy

as well as when its easy. He is a God of love and mercy. We trust

Him in His great mercy to take: the human failures of the race and lead

each of us to something better. One thought more, there isn't anything

tough that can happen to us that cannot be used to make our

lives and characters stronger. ,We may wish it might not have happened.

It might be better if it hadn't, but we find it and get as much good

from it as possible. God makes it possible for us to take even the

difficult and make it serve the good. And since He is not a God that

is only good in time of peace, it means that He will go with us and be

with us in yrfiatever'we have to face. This is just a rambling thought

which may or may not seem to you to be helpful. Take it for what you

think it is worth and good luck.


Austin, Hugh

Bailey, Joseph F.

Barr, Vfc. M.

Bartrom, Arthur

Bluhm, Richard W,

Bonelli, Anthony

Boothby, Donald, Jr.

Boub, Win. C«, Jr.

Harrington, Robert

Chalif, E. L.

Cherin., Paul

Chisholm, Ray E.

Cianci, Catherine

Cianci, Francis

Clark, John D.

D'Elia, Peter

Delano, Sal.

DeSessa, Daniel

Montgomery, Richard

Padgett, John Iff.

Passarelli, Michael

Petrillo, Dominick

Picciuto, John

Pierson, Donald

Powers, William

Reino, Anthony

Retallock, R. L.

Rizzo, Frederick

Saladino, Joseph














S2/c A.M.M.

2d Lt.



2d Lt.












Dick, George B. Pfc

Dilonno, Anthony S.M*3/c

Drummond, Robt. F. Jr. Pfc.

Feeiey, John J.


Fischer, David


Gerardiello, Eugene Q.M.3/c

Gilmore, John H., Jr. 2nd Lt,

Hanson, Marcus

Staff Sgt.

Huff, Rqbert J. Staff Sgt.

Idore, O'os.


Jenkinson, Edwin Corp.

Kemmerer, John Jr. Capt.

Kraus, Edmund G. Cpl.

LaRocca, Julia


Laurino. Henry


Malvossi, Thomas Sgt.

Marcantonio, Carmen Pfc.

Metz, A. E.


Schoener, Carl

T.M.S/c .

Silbersher, Mervin Sgt.-

Smith, Douglas M.


Smith, H. R.

2d Lt.

Solazzi, Constantino


Taplin, Vim. E.

Lt, "

Taylor, John N.


Thomas, Russell


Ward, Kenneth F.


"i/Varhime, William

Wassmer, Eugene J.



Sanders, David M. Sgt.

Sanders, Howard L. Cpl.

Sammartino, Rocco Pfc.

Gangster',. Frank 0. Jr. Cpl.

The following le'ft town for .service in June:-

Frank J. Arimenta

Eugene F. Becker

Reginald ?, Bellinger

Richard L. Berry

Jerry A. Boffilo

Robert J. Calvin

Arthur F. Cardone

Frederick M. Oarlsen

John C, Clayton

Daniel F. D»Andrea

Frank DcClessis

Joseph A. Delano

Harry T. Devorell

Lester H. Gershenfield

Nicholas G. Gordy

Weber, Carl N. Toch. Sgt.

White, John W, Jr. Lt. Com.

Williams, Carl W. Cpl.

Young, W. R« Sgt.

Campbell, Vforthington Jr. Ensign

•Went, Joyce 3d Off.WAAC

^< ^ ^ ^ 5(< jfc * ^ •% ^ * * £ *

David K. Ward

Lawrence P. Hourihan

Frederick Howe11

Nathan Keats

Thomas H. Klebold

Lee E. Lacliat

"Vance Lauderdale, Jr.

Frank J. MacDonald

John L. McNamara

Walter J. Meyer

Frank J. Mischo, Jr.

James A. Ross

Louis J. Selzer, Jr.

RoGwell G. Smith

Daniel J. Terono

George E. Thompson

Vfo v;ant to thank the following for sailing at A.W.V.S. Headquarters

yo\ir visits were enq'oyed by usj-

Major E, C. Heinzinger

Lt, Comdr. Deati Marquis

Pfc. George McFadden

S l/c Williara McMane

Sgt. Harry G. Nuneviller

Cpl, Oominiok J. Pet.rillo

Cpl. Jonoph 0. Policarpio


Midshipman Bruce A. Winner

Cpl. Charles Praizner

Lt. Henry A. Slayton

Frederick L. Smith, Jr.

Lt. William IS. 1'aplin

Pfc. James N. Tombyl

David K. Ward

A/0"Roger K. Went

Honestly, we are not falling apart, but due to circumstances beyond

our control we will be compelled to print a double issue for July and

August.Hope you liko the Jumbo Job, and do keep writing -V- we mean

TOUT! Also, P.P.3. we think you would like to know that the following

township tots gave a party for the benefit of the a.W.V.S. recently

which netted us "3.64" from the proceeds of lemonade and admission:

namely, Clair and Carol O'Brien,"Mary O'Mara and Betsy and Bobby

Breevar - None of these youngsters is much over ten and most are well

below the mark, so its nice to know that even the woe onoo are doing

their bit.





Many are asking us to send them addresses of friends in service —

too many to print in the Tattle even if censorship permitted same.

So-oo, - if any of you want to send letters to friends, address them

to the friend in care of the Tattle, A.W.V.S. Headquarters, Millburn,

New Jersey, and we will gladly forward them prontoi


Mrs. Stewart H. Hartshorn, Chairman A.W.V.S. Millburn-Short Hills Unit.

Editor Reporters

Mrs. Carl Egner


Mrs. G. W. Gilman


Mrs. A. E. French

Mrs. C. F, Smith

Printing .Staff

Mrs. E. T. Burton

Mrs. M. E, Anderson

Miss Anne Zimmerman

Mrs, John S. Baohelle

Mrs. Dominick Bufo

Mrs. Coleman Burke

Mrs. F. W. Lawrence

Mrs. R. F. Layton

Mrs. E. E. Spencer, Jr

Mrs. H. W. Taplin

Circulation Managers

Mrs. W. G, Lupton, Jr«

Mrs. G. P. Robinson




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