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1939: Army Seeks Enrollment

The army was seeking enlistees in 1939.

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1939: Company F to Increase Strength by Enlistment

Company F, the Worthington National Guard unit, was seeking enlistments in 1939, having fallen below its peacetime limit.

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1945: Pigman Earns Bronze Star

Dwane Pigman, a technician fourth grade, was given the bronze star in 1945.

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1945: Benstead Awarded Bronze Star

Harlow Benstead, once part of the Worthington Hardware company, was awarded a bronze star in 1945.

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1945: Service Men! Your Photograph Will Mean Much to Your Loved Ones

In 1945, Rickers Photos of Worthington reminded service men that their photographs would mean a lot to their loved ones while they were gone, and also reminded former service men to have their discharge papers photo copied.

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1945: Marine Expects Third Assignment to Pacific Area

Marine Donald Schoepp expected to return to the Pacific Theater in 1945.

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1945: Brinkman Gets New Navy Unit Citation

Lorane Brinkman, a pharmacist’s mate first class, received the new navy unit citation in 1945.

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1945: Former Principal Lost, Presumed Dead

Ellis Matheson, former Round Lake school principal and one of the first civilian pilot training students at the Worthington airport, was officially presumed dead in 1945 after going missing in the Solomons area in 1943. Next post at 6 p.m.

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1945: Servicemen Return

Douglas McMurtry, Edwin Roberts, Richard Peterson, John Berg, William Whipkey and Leonard Johnson gathered at the Worthington post office in 1945.

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1945: 86th Division Here on Furlough

The boys were back in town in 1945, on furlough, before they were due to go to the Pacific theater.

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