NO. 55  
This page put online July 31, 2003
Old Nanty-Glo Journal News
from the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society


February 1, 1945

Pfc. Ennis Altimus Drives "Nanty-Glo" Ambulance



Above snapshot sent home from France by Capt. Charles Porias, shows Pfc. Ennis Altimus, another Nanty-Glo soldier who is serving as an ambulance driver with the 23rd General Hospital. In the picture Pfc, Altimus is standing beside his ambulance, which is named "Nanty-Glo." The picture was presumably taken by Captain Porias.

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FEBRUARY 15, 1945

Gen. Patton Decorates Nanty-Glo Soldier



Pfc. Frederick L. Edwards, son of Fred Edwards of 1071 Second Street, was recently awarded the Bronze Star. The accompanying picture shows Lt. Gen. George S.

Patton, commanding general of the Third U. S. Army, presenting silver and bronze star awards to men of the 376th Inf. Reg., 94th Infantry Division, during a ceremony held somewhere in France on February 1.

Pfc, Edwards is a graduate of Nanty-Glo high school and was a student at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., prior to entering the Army.

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MARCH 15, 1945

Leaving West Coast for Pearl Harbor

HEADING OVERSEAS - Arriving at a West Coast port ready to board ship as members of the first contingent of 167 Marine Women Reserves sent to Pearl Harbor for duty are: Lower left, Platoon Sgt. Mary Lee Carr of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; 1st Sgt. Geraldine Moran of Chicago; upper left, Sgt. Aura G Allen, The Dalles, Oregon, and right top, Staff Sgt. Mardelle Louise Bracken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byrl Bracken of Conemaugh R. D., near Mundy's Corner. The picture is an official U. S. Marine Corps photo.

At Pearl Harbor, Staff Sgt. Bracken met her cousin, Robert Davis, S. 1c of the Navy. Seaman Davis is a son of the late Nora (Bracken) Davis, formerly of Vinco, and Daniel Davis, now of Moxham. It is a small world, after all.

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End ... BLH