The army was seeking enlistees in 1939.
Company F, the Worthington National Guard unit, was seeking enlistments in 1939, having fallen below its peacetime limit.
Dwane Pigman, a technician fourth grade, was given the bronze star in 1945.
Harlow Benstead, once part of the Worthington Hardware company, was awarded a bronze star in 1945.
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.