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ttymm lehniMi IMd. N. C.
Mwipi^er la pubUabed we^ly by. and (or the personnel ci
Seymour Johnsoo Field, N O.. tader the dlrecdon of the OmcIsI
Service Officer. FoU ooversce of the Camp Newspaper Service is
received. All material Is psas^ by the Public Rtiatlons Office. AO
pbotosraphs, unless otherwise credited, are Army Air Forces photo
graphs. News appearing In this p^»er Is for general release provided
proper credit Is given.
COL. X)ONAIiD B. SUTIH, Commanding Officer
ICAJOH J. B. MURR, Special Service Offloer
' D. F. Droege M/Sgi Richard B. Talt
CpL Joe Butera Pvt. Porter Ward
Pvt, James Heams QpL George Denes, artist.
Post Photo Secttoo
We Shall Not Forget
*f rvT. pomai wau>
This SundoT is dad's day, ond without getting too
•motional obout th* whole thing, it is not amiss to soy
thot to a soldier in uniform his d^ and all the memories
connected with him ore precious beyond words. Sure,
we took many Tisits to the woodshed, but we needed
them. Sure, we tried to borrow the oar ond couldn't hove
it. We weren’t old enough.
Today, even those incidents are precious. They were
port of the "guiding hand" thot steered us through many
a perilous time; that fed ond clothed and sheltered us;
that helped to toke our first baby steps; that went to see
the principal that time it was discovered We had played
hookey one time too many. Yes, those and a thousand
other things we are grateful for.
woB no bed of roses, no eas^path to the successful
raising of his own son. Some of us now have an ink*
ling mere thgn ever of some of the things he went through in
our "bringin' up." And we had fun with him. too.
There was that time the old boy took the bat and
stepped up to the plate when the gong was playing on the
bock lot. He whaled one out of sight, ond woa )ust os
ready to run os we were afraid he might have crashed a
window. There were fishing trips, loo—and the times
we went out on the farm and he pitched hay like a veteran,
fust to show us that he could do it in the long ago. Per*
haps therA wqs linament the next dcty.. and sore muscles—-
never did more than kid him about it. We were
too proud of Him, .... •
There were other times, too. Times when he did things,
times wheif It was impossible for us to bridge that toher-
and-son gap and tell him how much w eloved him. Some
how, we c^dn't express ourselves—^men fust didn't get
'••atlmental about things, th9 is, on the surface. So we
let it go. Now we sometimes wish we hadn't, that we h^
simply stepped up to him and put our arms about his
shoulders and said: "Dad—you're the best dad any guy
ever had." . « ..
perhaps he knew how we felt. We hope so. We d wont
him to, without having said it.
So tomorrow is Dad’s Day. It's rather a fine occasion
(o us, we'd want him to know that.too. Were
army, we're, wearing a uniform, fust as many of our Dads
wore in '17 and ’18. And we hope, we pray, we hereby
highly resolve that we will wear it with just os much
credit os he wore it.
No, we shall not forget. » . . •
The reason why some women shouldn't wear slacks
Is evident when one gets to the bottom of the problem.
Hitler invested a lot in his Russian campaign. So far
all he has gotten out of it Is a lot of fr^n assets.
If the Japs are a stain on the South Pacific isles the
Yanks ore spot removers.
Uoy wo suggest Aat the Japs are losing something be
sides thei^ fope?
OMaor’.Kote: I** ollo*iW
SQoadrcn reporters on Seymour JoboMO ^Wd. R to a true story
IwS mSMsassnieDt ^ Alr-O-Mech ts witbboldtog ttie 9ame at
toe IndlvUtual and tbat of bis squadron.)
It's a story not more tban half a dosea mm In ^ squad^
know about. Ive won’t toU you the fellow’s name, becauw ha d
■ at thm whole ihlnc and because be isn t unique In
like to forget about the whole thing and because be
the army anyway.
Kveryooe am^ that he was a natural goldbrieker—the Mnd
you read about bSnever get to meet.
ever details were being rounded up. and when he wastoicked mto
on? S goldbrlckod^th sheer. Inspired artistry. ■**5*^*
jf ka used his powers for something useful, be could set
the w^Id afK. But he preferred Isekfaig busy to bH^busy.
He bad a brother In Tunisia. ’Ihe Infantry, maybe, or the
tank corps Nobody knew exactly because the ^ow spoke^
' lin jeeldom and then, only as a-^’bard-luck Joe who unfor-
»te to be In cpmbai sane. Fating. It seem^ was
-thing you fell into by bad luck, and the war a minor an-
a&yaneswtich kept him from his girl, his gang, and those even-
Atwi toen. one hot, sweaty afternoon g few weeks ago. some
saw hto slowly walk away from the crowd around the ni^ room.
He was rmiUng a hometown, newspaper and an alr-mall letter un-
HMncd. lay in his hand,
’mat was aD anybody ever knew about it. But the change In
squadron’s Otddtarlcfc Kid has bem a fuU-fledged miracle.
» was his brotosr—men were flglKlag glorioasty in those lest
days before Rommel folded. Maybe be had been a hero—front
page tn that home town paper. Maybe—well,, be wamt
tosflrst or the last Azneriesa to die that Way. ■
But the goMbriofcer, the lad with the groudi . . estover
kepffiLg ontor tosee to aome tl^, grim Uttto .5®** • ^
.nsw^miiidiiiiT sf die fsmUy plchtng now. A new s^dler. and a real
.mis 15 WORTH Ff6HTfM6 PORJ
' "■■ m!
When They Tackled Usele Sam
Shoot down tbat damn Jap bomb
With the Rising Sun upon her,
• And we’ll give those yellow Jspe
We will fight all the harder
When we think oi Pearl Harbor
And the men of Wake Island that
’Fell the U. 8. Marines
Who fought in the FbUUplnes.
And toe sailors of Manila Bay,
'Ihat toe Air Force Is coming
With her big engines humming
And we’ll make those Yellow
Vito oiu: Flying Fortresses iosd-
Witb bombs to be expl
We will make them remember
’That Seventh of December
When they tackled TTncle Sam.
By Sgt. C. Pecchlo
Seymour Jdmson Field
Something noticed here at Sv
moor Johnson Field And very like
ly tnte at many other atottooa
which merits eorrectlob tor toe
sake of mlUtaiy courtesy Is toe
manner In Vrhlcb negllgmice is
shown in waluttog members of toe
Army Nurses Corps. _ _ _ ,
Those bars on their aboulders -*^®^ tomorrow
At » _ A-. A • ..aiA At#
Two .$50d BUlsFaU
To Buy Food
NEW YORK (ONS) —Because no
one In New York could change
two $900 blOa, Merchant Seaman
George Xsabl wandered h u n g rjr
around town all one Sunday. Fi
nally ' be anpealed to a cop who
loaned him O until the ban’~
cqiMned Monday. Imbl beu^tt
double order of bam and eggs with
the two bucks.
Wocky- Stdui^ Gwen
GOWEN FIEIiD. Ida. (CN8) —
Wac’7 was the astute given by
a bundle laden WAAC to a major.
Be kldde^ her about the sloppl-
nees of her highball so -she thrust
the bundles Into bto arms, saluted
snajvUy, took the bundles back
and glided away.
Dae to a eempleie reviaton sd
ehareh aettvlties. the Ah-O-Bfach
tUa week k withsto the mml
eefanui on riiweh servloes. Hew*
ever, tke rerWea Is eipsetod Is
this BcwspMu wffl again Uet the
ttows and planes (er ths varises
•erviees efftoed the FMd.
On Your Future
They Rate It Tool
TUeked away In most of your
mtods is a deslie tor a hotne and
family, for a decent, respectable,
normal life after toe war. Bat
what about todayf Are yea pre
pare for that future or are you
naylm, "I'Sauw uif wOd oatoudw.
The future’s a kng way of.”
Yea. R may be a lang way off ct
It may be Just around toe eoner.
You may live to be a fainstivd or
you may be dead tomorrow. It'a
« ^t worth a thought If you
think you can live as you ^esaa
awaa a wllTh*
aren’t there for the decorative af-r®*^ uto good. R’a
fact, fellows. They are pfOoers andneck, your happiness that
plec^ deserving of respect the r?*"ridng. But tomorrow may
any of their male coun-i*^, dam d Itself and leave you
oMding toe bag.
There is a curious sense of t
same as any
The tag ’’Angela of Merejr** is
no vainglorious title appIjM t o
them by an Imaginative writer.
Our flrizttog men and our Allies,
have often seen the face of an an
gel bendtog over them as they ley
sl^ or wounded in some paii of
ths world. These women are the
Army life I
vUhm soldier of today. Fotdtehly
be thinks ot »«*■—w «« llvliw to
an minhahited world, to a moral
vacuum whme be do as be
Away from home, ho te-
dulgea freely in whatever excesaae
same women vho are here at tbtej^ttoacl him.
field and the very ones whom aomei Before, he feH reluo*
of our thbu^tleas Ols are pasalngitant to dftond ttioee he loved Now
by without leodertng the due aaht-lclad In the anmymtty of a iml-
tatlm. Thtnk of what they are to- form, be lets hfaneelf go with an
tag next time you go by them andjabandan be k ksimoraty
decide for yourself whether youi”Wben toe war’s over, t^astUe
want to salute them or not. That’e down again.” he pminlars btan-
A Chaplain preaOied a
sermon on toe Ten Commendinents
leaving one ^vate In a serlouj
mood. But eventually he brightened
up. “Anyway” be coBSoled' hlinarif,
*T never made a graven Image.’’
(jJhaidta, JOtow, $ati
A soldlbr descrlbtag the weather: ler frem neA to
"It was so ctAd tn the barracks I developed by the Ueitod Stotee An-
last winter that the pin-up girls myk Eighth Ak Fares * ~
came down off the wall and got In
to bed with us. . . Don’t count on
It, but Wall Streeters are betting
a straight 2-tO-l that Germany wL,
be defeated before the show, falls
—And even money that Ja
pan wHI be rtimMgh by this time
next year. . . Dinah Shore winds
up r^iearsals and (aces the cam
eras at' the Ooldwyn studios this
mootb for her second picture.
”Vnto Flying Colors.” with Danny
Kaye. . . Wrong Pew: Consider the
red face on Fred Waring’s music
librarian «ho was asked to send s
choral arrangement of a hymn to
a clergyman, and aent toe “Can
teen Bounce’^’ by mktake. . . The
Clergyman rolled in the mail that
be was for canteeaq 100 per cent,
but was afraid of tbs efferi on his
congregation if the choir were to
ta^ forth ta Jive. . . ’Xhe higbest
beigfat. d aerial combat recorded
was BS,00b fedt. This k vsiv
ty ten miles above the earth’a
lece. It waa a fighter ptaMs fight
over Europe. . .
“vdy ermer to
I crying ta
7 want to
land to pret^t members d bemb-
er crews irmn mksllw ef relative,
ly tow TCleeity. The armer weighs
twenty pride.Ihe armer has beds
femM to -be partlenlarly sffeetiee
fer waist aud turret gurs, whe
expose toe upper part ef their
bodies. II k easy to pirt i and
ei^ to lake off.
Eurry up, Benito, stop
that towri. Adolf may
throw it In. . . Slng^ Dick Todd
has decided to become a bandlead-
er. and k looking tor a snttabk
comblnatloii. . -. Wendell WfiDde’s
best eelling “One World” may be
aired as a seriea of halfJioar
broadcaato with WlUkle upiBarlac
on the show. . . Sktanay Ennis,
who left Bob ao__
centto, k a U. e. Army Warrant
Offieer. statlrwied at fimita Anita.
California. . . Sktifai spoke with
great satisCactlOB about toe way
OburchtO apd ItooeevsH are wsek-
in Aucto cloee ecntact. In my
there is every eridsDoe
as'three-m know all
about each otow’s ptoa Joendi
Davlea. • •
self. He doesn’t know ***** Imblts
are noted for stlcktag arotmd. Ihev-
cltag lifce cobwebs, rehictant t o
loose you from their grasp.
“When the war’s over” — It'a
not always an annlstles that e**H«
the war for yea. The war has
been over for wtitvmg qq every
battlefield from Bataan to bkerte.
lbri>s they were pi*««**»*g on that
romr future, too.
It Is up lb you to live now as
yon plan to five later. Remember
— itrs gdng to take a lot ef
sweatime to dumge your wan
iriisn toe going gsis tough. Start
now. Tour future begins now.
HAWAII — (Yla TANK OOr*
reqpcmdsnt) — For quick *W"**»g
there ought to be a pries for a
certain MP here who,' on the morn*
d a sthedukd tnvertton. dsddsd
to hide out until it wie ever.
The tn^eptlaa went off well.
The Colonel «n«"f»H"»*****«* the mi
and on an tmpubs decided to look
at tos bomb ahritars.
As be iteck hk asad ta tot first
_3e, the itadbed MF hopped from
a bicli, i^psd to attantam. nave
the Ookmel a takk minis, aadf«-
“AH bOBib 1
■eiouaWd far, filrl’*
B mast be lefuEulmd. aaya Bro.
Tnilkle, Smt soob peepli are. ma>
-‘-***—* jq Uf nmehanlQB of dsBM^
~baato to tooylw • aiSktad