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Santa Cruz Sentinel, Volume 91, Number 12, 15 January 1946

Louis Aluffi Discharged From Army Cpl. W. Louis Aluffi, son of Mrs. Margarita Aluffi of Western drive, was honorably discharged from service January 6 at Camp Eeale, Calif., according to a news report from the separation center there. A student of Davenport schools and later Santa Cruz high school, Louis was employed by Pfyff er brothers before entering the army in November, 1942. He was assigned to the army ground forces and was sent overseas in July, 1944, with the 267th field artillery battalion. A truck driver, Cpl.' Aluffi has been awarded ' the Good Conduct I ments department medal, the American Theater

medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal with four battle stars, and the Presidential Unit citation. During his three years of service Cpl. Aluffi had earned 68 discharge points.

Captain Jack Fugate, Battery C Awarded Bronze Star

Colonel Chester “Check” Stevens November 7, 2011

In honor of the upcoming Veteran’s Day, we’re featuring long-time Republican activist and WWII Veteran, Colonel “Check” Stevens.


Colonel Chester “Check” Stevens was born in Chattanooga, TN, but he moved to Alabama to attend school at Auburn in 1940. While at Auburn he decided that his country needed him and he joined the Army in order to fight in WWII. While in training at Ft. Seale, Oklahoma he met a “pretty little girl” named Margaret. That meeting was the beginning of a life-long friendship between the two.


Early in 1943, Check was sent to fight in the European theatre as part of the 267th Field Artillery Battalion. Landing in Glasgow, Scotland, Check and his fellow soldiers went into England and eventually Normandy, not many days after D-Day. Check participated in numerous battles while deployed in Europe and was there to see Paris captured and the Germans defeated.


Check returned to Alabama in 1946 after the war ended in order to finish his degree in Agriculture at Auburn. While there, Margaret came to Auburn as well to attend school, but moved back to Oklahoma shortly after. Check and Margaret continued to stay in touch and maintain a close friendship.


Check met Minnie Steele of Selma, Alabama, not long after and they married, eventually becoming the parents of two daughters and one son. Check remained a reservist in the Army and would often train in Oklahoma, taking his family with him for outings with Margaret and her family, allowing the families to become close friends.


Settling in Alabama, Check became involved in several business ventures , but also became highly involved with Republican politics in the state. Check says that he was “born a Republican” and he helped start the Hale County Republican committee. He was proud to be the Chairman of the Hale County GOP during the “Goldwater years” and watched a record five Republicans get elected to Congress.


He started a Christmas Tree farm in 1952 and has been in the business ever since. He has seen his trees used at the State Capital and by former Governor Riley several times. After 52 years of marriage, Check lost his wife Minnie. Margaret also lost her husband and Check and Margaret got married about 9 years ago, after decades of friendship. They live close to their children in an old plantation home about 20 miles outside of Selma.


A retired full Colonel and the go-to person in Autauga County for GOP wisdom and advice, Check recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Posted in Cornerstones of the ALGOP, News 

Hellertown soldier lit up camp with a circus act Posted on January 21, 2013

Harold Sutton with a meal of light bulbs I’ve seen and heard some crazy things in my years of interviewing war veterans, but nothing like what I got in the mail six months ago. Hank Skabowski of Trumbauersville had called me before sending the clipping. It was a story that appeared Feb. 23, 1945, in the Camp Howze Howitzer, the weekly newspaper at the World War II infantry training camp near Gainesville, Texas.


The subject of the story was a trainee from Hellertown, Harold Sutton. He was written about because he had a unique talent. He ate glass. Hank had the clipping because he, too, was an infantry trainee at Camp Howze. He was from Wilkes-Barre, so when he saw the quirky story about a fellow eastern Pennsylvanian, he cut it out — and he’s kept it all these years.


He called me because he thought Sutton, if still alive, or his relatives might enjoy having the article, and he needed help finding them. A photo shows Pfc. Harold Sutton feasting on a light bulb, with a dish of bulbs in front of him. The story says Sutton, a trainee with Company D, 55th Battalion, was known to his buddies as Razor. “Sutton amazes them by crunching and swallowing razor blades, light bulbs, Coke bottles, and glasses.” He also was a sword swallower. “Contrary to any first opinion, his strange appetite did not develop as a revolt against Army chow, for Sutton has been munching mugs and gulping glasses for the past 10 years while performing before gaping audiences of circuses, carnivals and medicine shows in the East.”


The story goes on to say Sutton learned to eat glass from his circus-performing uncle and ate his first light bulb when he was 12. “I’ve only made one mistake in my many performances before civilian and military spectators,” he told his interviewer. “And that was during a show for officers in Puerto Rico. I must have been in too much of a hurry because I cut my lower lip pretty badly while nibbling on a beer bottle.” Sutton claimed he had never suffered any ill effects from his glass diet, and that doctors had found no unusual physical conditions or internal injuries. The story ended with a question: “Would anyone care to invite Sutton to meet that wise bartender with whom you’ve always wanted to even a score?”


Hank, who was at Camp Howze after transferring from the Signal Corps to the infantry, told me he never met Sutton. Hank went to Europe with the 267th Field Artillery Battalion, arriving in early April 1945, a few weeks before V-E Day. He helped run a POW camp for captured German soldiers in Auerbach, Germany. After the war, Hank became a Pennsylvania state trooper and moved to Bucks County in 1950. He and I talked last June, and recently I got around to seeing what I could find out about Sutton. Very little. Nothing on a public records search. Nothing I could readily find on the Internet. But The Morning Call has a clip file on a Harold R. Sutton with one yellowed clipping, a four-sentence article that ran on March 10, 1972.


According to the story, the 51-year-old collapsed and died the afternoon of March 9 while walking along Union Street, just east of Richlandtown. He had been living at the Crossroads Hotel, Hellertown. State police at Quakertown said there was no foul play. The coroner said Sutton died of natural causes.I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I'm a great place for you to tell your story and let your visitors know a little more about you.


Lt. Col. Edwards To Command 267th AFA Overseas , Lt. Col. Richard A. Edwards Jr., formerly OCS Executive Officer TitTs been named commanding officer of the 267th Armored Field Artillery Battalion to succeed Lt Col, John a. Cheorgelas. Col. Oeorgelas, who Recently returned from duty with the Joint United States Military Advisors Group to Greece, his been assigned to the G4 Section, Artillery and Guided Missile Center. Col. Edwards will accompany the 267th on its cc-ming overseas assignment on Gyroscope. The new battalion commander is a native' of Smithfield, Va. and was graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1939. He received an ROTC commission upon graduation and was later integrated into the regular Army. In World War II, the colonel spent 14 months overseas with the 613th PA Bn. (Pack), and as liaison officer to the Chinese New First Army. He spent 30 months on occupation duty in Japan with the 82nd PA Bn., First Cavalry Division; and G3 Section, GHQ, Par East Command. The new battalion commander attended The Artillery School as a student and instructor and attended the Command and General Staff College in 1951-52. He was an artillery officer with the Joint Landing Force Board at Camp LeJeune, N. C., before coming to Fort Sill on his present tour of duty. Col. Edwards' decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, National Defense, American Campaign, Chinese Cloud and Banner and American Defense. He and his wife, the former Nancy Brown, live at 1311 W. Shanklin Circle, Fort Sill. 

North Carolina News Record, 5 April 1956


1956 Washington Post and Times Herald announcement of engagement of Colonel William Herschel Allen, who is stationed in Europe with the 267th.


Fred Ackley Killed in Care Accident

A two-care collision Saturday night took the lives of Fred Ackley, 51, of rural Crandon; Doris Ackley, 62 , of rural Crandon and Duane Rebstock, 29 of Milwaukee.  (Saturday was December 23, 1973).

Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin) 1973 December 26, page S12

ASZTALOS, Charles A., of Zephyrhills, Fla., peacefully passed away surr- ounded by family and in the loving care of the staff at Hernando-Pasco Hospice, May 20, 2009. Born January 23, 1923, in Garfield, N.J., the only son of Charles and Bertha (Kovacs) Asztalos he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940. From 1942 until December 1945, he served in General Patton' s Third Army earning the European Theater of Operations Medal with four battle stars (Northern France, Battle of the Buldgc, Rhineland and Central Europe). In 1948, he mairied Roseann lozzia of Paterson, N.J. and together they raised four children. In October 2008, he and Roseann celebrated 60 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife, Roseann; four children, Kenneth and Kim Asztalos of Brookings, Ore., Richard and Patrice Asztalos of Stoughton, Mass., Robert and Phyllis Asztalos of Tallahassee, Fla. and Patricia Molina of Mirimar, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Ben (Emily), Joanne, Julie, Andrew, Corey, Courtney, Christopner and Nicholas; and great-granddaughter, Catherine. A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Friends and family are welcome to celebrate his life at 2:30 p.m. at the clubhouse located on Cottonwood Place in Driftwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Dade City or to Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Zephyrhills.

George I. Basher Birth 16 Jun 1912 Death 11 May 1952 (aged 39) Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA Burial Cavalier Cemetery Cavalier, Pembina County, North Dakota, USA Memorial ID 68337070

Obituary:Lyndol Eugene “Gene” Bonham Wed, 01/30/2019

Funeral services for Lyndol Eugene “Gene” Bonham will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the First Love Pentecostal Holiness Church in Sulphur with Reverends Billy Staggs and Mike Brown officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur.


Gene was born November 13, 1935 in Hennepin to the late Leo and Pearlie (Atchley) Bonham. He died Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Sulphur, at the age of 83. Gene and the former Miss Louann Gray were married on December 17, 1955. From this union were born four children, Lyndol Jr., Cathy, Chuck and Kevin.


Following his 1955 graduation from Dougherty High School, Gene enlisted in the United States Army, serving three years in active duty and several years following in the Army Reserves. During his time in the military, he spent 29 months in Germany with the 267th Field Artillery Battalion, earning the rank of SP4 and expert marksman. Gene was a very proud Veteran and loved sharing stories of his days in the Army with family and friends. After his service to our country, Gene returned home and began working for the Wonder Bread Company as a route salesman in 1960. He retired in 1992 with 32 years of service with Wonder Bread. He was a member of the Teamster’s Union Local 886, serving as Union Stewart for many years of his career. Gene was also a member of the First Love Pentecostal Holiness Church. Prior to failing health, Gene enjoyed going camping and fishing, as well as, showing off his 1946 Chevy pickup. Survivors include his beloved wife, Louann; son, Chuck Bonham & wife Lisa; daughter, Cathy Cottrell; grandchildren, Michael Cottrell & Sara, Scott Cottrell & wife Monica, Keith Bonham & wife Chelsia, Ashley Bonham & Dustin, and Lynzee Wood. Great-grandchildren, Clayton & Laynee Cottrell, Bradley Cottrell, Brooklyn Wood and the soon to be born, Scout Bonham; two brothers, Joe and Bobby Bonham; sister, Rhoda Pack; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Spitler and Pat Gray; several nieces and nephews; as well as a dear friend, Dennis Baldwin of Dougherty. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by two sons, Lyndol Eugene Bonham, Jr and Kevin Gene Bonham; son-in-law, Dennis Cottrell; brother, Vernon Bonham; brothers-in-law, Clifford

Obituary for Charles T. Heenan

Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002

Name Charles T. Heenan, Birth Date 13 Jan 1882, Death Date 15 Apr 1955, Death County Ramsey, Mother's Maiden Name Conners, State File Number 026449, Certificate Number 026449, Certificate Year 1955, Record Number 1271636

Obituary for Rogelio Herrera

Name: Rogelio Herrera, Birth Date: 18 May 1918,  Death Date: 10 Aug 1994,  SSN: 455184253,  Branch: ARMY,  Enlistment Date: 14 Dec 1942,  Release Date: 11 Dec 1945.  

Corp Richmond Marion Howse Birth 16 May 1919 Death 25 Feb 2008 (aged 88) Burial Rock Baptist Church Cemetery Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia, USA Memorial ID 86731510

James F. Jahnke, age 91, of Tomahawk, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013, at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital. Jim was born in 1922 in Marshfield to the late Frederick and Ruby Jahnke. Jim enlisted in the United States Army and served in WWII. He owned and operated the Jahnke Bakery in Tomahawk for 12 years and then baked for Sacred Heart Hospital for 13 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tomahawk. Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting and working in his yard. He especially enjoyed his evening cigar. Survivors include his Wife, Annette "Pat", of Tomahawk; 1 Son, Fred (Joan) Jahnke of Blythewood, SC; 2 Daughters, Karen (Saba) Luces of Las Cruces, NM, and Katherine (Matthew) Ankrum of Marshalltown, IA; 1 Brother, William (Elizabeth) Jahnke of Marshfield. He is further survived by 3 Grandchildren, Michelle, Matthew and Phillip. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Frederick and Ruby; 1 Sister, Hazel Brown, and 2 Brothers, Gerald Leiteritz and Richard Jahnke. Mass of Christian Burial for James Jahnke will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 11 AM from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tomahawk. Father Don Kania will officiate with interment at Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 9:30 AM until the time of mass at 11 AM. Generations Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Tomahawk is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given in Jim's name and sent to: St. Mary's Legacy Campaign, 320 East Washington Avenue, Tomahawk, WI 54487. Marshfield News Herald 25 Jul 2013

Obituary:Walter J. King, March 29, 2011.

Walter J. King, 90, of Highland Park, IL, died on March 29, 2011. Born in Philadelphia on May 8, 1920, he was raised by his mother Betty and stepfather Roxy Monica. Walter served in the US Army during World War II as Captain of the "B" Battery, 267th Field Artillery Battalion, in England, France, Belgium, and Germany. He spent seven great days in Cannes after VE Day, 1945.


Settling in Chicago after the war, he was President of Walter J. King & Associates, representatives for Shea Communications (Standard Gravure Corp) of Louisville, KY, for 30 years. Given a break early on in his career, Walter used his own well-earned prosperity to provide breaks for others. He was past commander of American Legion Post 170 "Sandy Barba," former member of the Chicago Advertising Club, and an active fundraiser for the Girl Scouts, Chicago Council. Faithful to a life of charm, grace, and generosity, he was ever ready with anything from smiles and sound advice to baseball tickets and family vacations.


Predeceased by his wife Phyllis; Walter is survived by daughter Monica; son Bruce; daughter-in-law Karen; brother-in-law Jack; and life partner Bill; and grandchildren Joshua, Shaka, Alfie, Kyle, Graham, and Connor. Mr. King has willed his body to medical science and his spirit to a VCU NCAA basketball tournament championship ( tdmain01-shaka-smarts-grandfather-dies-ar-936919/). Contributions may be sent to the Highland Park Senior Center, 54 Laurel Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035, or to your favorite charity. Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Mar. 31 to Apr. 2, 2011

Frank McNamara 1921-1996 Frank McNamara, 74, of Solway, died Wednesday, April 24, 1996, at the North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji. He was born June 6, 1921, at Borup, Minnesota, the son of Floyd and Mathilda McNamara. He attended school in Borup and Felton. He moved with his family when he was 14 to Moose corners, rural Shevlin. Later he moved to his current homestead, rural Solway, Clearwater County, which he bought when he was 17. In 1838 he worked at CCC camps in Cass Lake and then later in Orr, Minnesota. He entered the U.S. Army on November 16, 1942, and served with Gen. Patton's 267th Field Artillery in four major battlers. He received several medals. After the services, he entered the Reisch American School of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. He married Lillian Fredenburg on December 20, 1947, in Solway. He then attended Agricultural School in Bemidji for four years. He farmed for many years. In the early 1960's he started working for the Minnesota DNR in Itasca Park. He worked many different jobs including a heavy equipment operator for 21 years until his retirement in 1984. He had three careers going at the same time, during the day he worked in the park, coming home to farm at night and he auctioneered on the weekends for 45 years. He currently had a herd of beef cattle. He was a member of the Senior Bowling Club and the Senior Dance Club. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. Survivors include his wife, Lillian of Solway; one son, Bruce (Marilyn) McNamara of Solway; one daughter, Kay (Larry) Hendricks of Bloomington, Minnesota; two brothers Glen McNamara of Duluth, and Floyd (Susie) McNamara of Fargo, N.D. two grandchild and three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Wiebusch, and one brother, Harold. Funeral services were Monday, April 29, at Faith Lutheran Church in Bagley with Rev. Mardy Schermerhorn officiating. Interment was at the Moose Creek Cemetery in Shevlin under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley.

John Dana Mussey Birth 14 Feb 1924 Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA Death 1 Mar 2007 (aged 83) Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Burial Henniker Cemetery Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA Memorial ID 148086342 ·

Obituary Frank Percival

Name: Frank Percival,  Gender: Male, Birth Date: 23 Aug 1921, Death Date: 7 Mar 1991, Cause of Death: Natural, SSN: 019185127, Branch: ARMY, Enlistment Date: 24 Nov 1942, Release Date: 30 Dec 1945

Oliver W Privett Birth 12 Mar 1918 Death 29 Sep 1983 (aged 65) Burial Mill Creek Cemetery Sawyer, McCreary County, Kentucky, USA Memorial ID 24308675

Obituary: Henry L. Skabowski

Henry L. Skabowski, 94 of Trumbauersville, died August 15, 2018 in Hidden Meadows on the Ridge, Sellersville. He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Linkowsky) Skabowski who died on June 18, 2018. Born in Edwardsville, PA he was the son of the late Leon and Julia (Zakala) Skabowski. He was a Sergeant with the PA State Police until his retirement in 1974. After retiring from the state police he was employed by Artistic Glass Products in Trumbauersville. He was a WWII US Army Veteran. Henry enjoyed watching the Phillies, playing cards and bowling. He was a member of the F.O.P. and The Quakertown American Legion. More recently he found much joy playing and sharing his love with his great grandson Stephen. He was a member of St. Isidores Catholic Church in Quakertown. He is survived by two daughters Juliana Stanley and Elizabeth Heslin (Ray) and a son Edward. Five grandchildren, Rebecca Grahsler (Justin), Aaron Butterer (Sarah), Eric Butterer (Jessica), Ian Butterer (Sarah) and Alison Butterer. One great grandson Stephen Hunter Grahsler. A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 25, at 12:00 p.m. in the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. ( 821 W. Broad St. Quakertown PA 18951. Call from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Upper Bucks Senior Center P.O. Box 46, Quakertown, PA. 18951 Published in Morning Call on Aug. 19, 2018 

Mr. Eugene "Gene" Marion Smith, age 90 of Dogwood Lane, Carrollton, Georgia died Thursday, June 24, 2010. Mr. Smith was born in Carroll County on August 4, 1919, the son of the late Marion Jackson Smith and Myra Brown Smith. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the 179th Field Artillery Battery C Corporal, 267th Field Artillery Sergeant Battery B. and with General Patton on the front line for 11 months and 20 days. Mr. Smith received the following medals for his service; Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, European Campaign Medal with 4 Battlestars, Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine Bar and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged from the service in 1945. Mr. Smith was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #143 having received his 50 and 60 year pins, lifetime member of the VFW, active in the Carrollton Senior Center Club and Midway Macedonia Baptist Church. He had worked in Maintenance at Fairfield Plantation Golf Course. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca "Becky" Stallings Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Don Edwards of Temple, Laura Warren of Villa Rica, Donna and Donnie Camp of Villa Rica, Anna and Terry Irvin of Bowdon; step-son, John and Tammy Stallings of Carrollton; grandchildren, Rebecca and Jessie Wilson of Gulfport, Mississippi, Donna and Jimmy Bearden of Bowdon, Michelle and Randy Duke of Florence, Mississippi, Jeff Camp of Villa Rica, Cliff Irvin, Kenny Irvin, Melanie and Kevin Ivey of Carrollton, Stephanie and Lee Meadors of Carrollton and 11 great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Broome Smith; grandson, Jared Holeman; step-daughter, Margaret Stallings Musick; ten siblings and two sons-in-law. Funeral service will be Sunday, June 27 at 2 o'clock at Midway Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Wright officiating. Music will be by Patty Pritchard. Pallbearers will be Lee Meadors, Kevin Ivey, Jimmy Bearden, Jeff Camp, Randy Duke, Jessie Wilson, Cliff Irvin and Kenny Irvin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Carrollton Senior Center Club.

Obituary Elmer L Toth

Name Elmer L Toth, Birth Date 1918, Gender Male, Race White, Residence Place Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, Death Date 14 Aug 1966, Hospital of Death St Lukes Hospital, Death Place Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA, Certificate 59119, Age at Death 48, Certifier Physician Autopsy No Autopsy performed, Marital Status Never Married, Census Tract 3907, Probate search Elmer L Toth - 1966 

267th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C, Second Gun Section