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Vol. 1—No. 31 U, S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C. Saturday, April 24, 1943
Cadet Kujawinski Awarded
Purple Heart at Smoker
Now Fly Over
Before the entire regiment of
cadets and with impressive cere-
ttiony, a mast and yardarm to hold
the flags of the 12 athletic squad-
I'ons was dedicated here last Sat
Lt. Comdr. James P. Raugh,
USNR, Executive Officer, who was
introduced by Lt. Comdr. Harvey
J. Harman, USNR, Athletic Di
rector, spoke briefly to the regi
ment about the Pre-Flight sports
Pi’ogram. Then as directed by
Lieut. Charles C. Bream, Jr.,
USNR, Sports Program Head, a
cadet representative of each
See COLORS, page A
A former Marine corporal,
wounded in action at Casablanca
last November and now training
here as a naval aviation cadet,
was presented with the Purple
Heart award by Comdr. John P.
Gralf, USN (Ret.), Commanding
Officer, before a warmly applaud
ing Smoker audience in Memorial
Hall last Wednesday evening.
In personally congratulating
Cadet Anthony E. Kujawinski,
22nd Battalion member from
Grand Rapids, Mich., Comdr.
Graff read the official letter ad
dressed to the young veteran
by Admiral R. E. Ingersoll, USN,
Commander in Chief of the At
lantic Fleet, as follows:
“In the name of the President
of the United States and by direc
tion of the Secretary of the Navy,
the Commander in Chief, United
States Atlantic Fleet, awards you
the Purple Heart in recognition of
wounds received by you during an
action against a hostile force dur
ing the period 8-9 November,
The Purple Heart, explained
See SMOKER, page U
Opens With Eight
The Pre-Flight softball league,
composed of five officers’ teams and
three from the crew, opened play
here last Wednesday.
Four games were played, with
the officers winning two of the
three matches played with the en
The officers’ teams have been
named after aircraft carriers,
Saratoga, Essex, Lexington,
Ranger and Enterprise. The three
teams from the crew are the
Satellites (Yeoman’s Pool), Cow-
pens (Signal Corps), and Hos
Results of the opening games
last Wednesday follow: Lexington
12, Saratoga 9; Essex 14, Hospital
Corps 3; Enterprise 19, Cowpens
7; Satellites 7, Ranger 6,
The rosters of the eight teams
in the softball league follow:
SARATOGA: Comdr. J. P.
Graff, USN (Ret.), (manager);
Lt. J. A. Goeller, USNR, (assist
ant manager); Lt. P. E. Hawk,
USNR; Lt. R. A. Raese, USNR;
Lt. F. J. Haggerty, USNR; Lt.
R. T. Walsh, USNR; Lt. W. R.
Emmerling, USNR; Lt. (jg) G.
G. Zitrides, USNR; Lt. (jg) F.
E. Steeves, USNR; Lt. (jg) M. D.
MacLean, USNR; Ens. C. W.
Smullen, USNR; Ens. W. A. Pud-
vah, USNR; Ens. L. Young,
USNR; Ens. S. C. Hammei'Strom,
USNR; Ens.’ R. F. Kellogg,
See SOFTBALL, page U
April 24—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “The Keeper of the
Flame” with Spencer Tracy and
Katherne Hepburn. Only one com
plete matinee show starting at
1545. Feature starts at 1555, 1930,
April 25—Free movie at Village
Theatre, “The Avengers” with
Ralph Richardson. Feature starts
at 1317 and 1503.
Cadets Hoist Flags for 12 Sports Squadrons
IJP they go a flag for each sports squadron—to the top of the mast and yardarm located on the
lower end of Alexander Field. This picture taken after the dedication ceremony shows cadet squadron
Representatives hoisting the flags, with officer squadron directors in the front.