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ESS and ESS Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 16, 1945, Nice, Provence Alpes Cote D Azur 4 the Ess and Ess August 16, 1945 beauties and the beast completely surrounded by , Dave Golding was last heard to remark a let Mem end the War. In be had my the fling left to right consisted of Joan Brooks Irene Hersey and Alida Valli. Bill touts Rise to Story of a self made mess continued from Page i Doc Benson oldest 9 Rey Carey youngest of All s and s men continued from Page i to sgt. Jack Potsie to sgt. Milton Lehman and t-3 Bill Mauldin. Purple hearts have been earned by 1st it. Gene Allendorf with clusters sgt. Bob finishers sgt. Phil stems sgt. Max Montgomery t-4 Edward Kristak Cpl. Leroy Mchugh t-4 Marvin Prince t-5 Nathan Schwartz t-3 Bill Mauldin and Cpl. Jeff White. Sgt. George Braidwood Mccoy a receipt of the Good conduct medal is the Only such award in this category worthy of special mention. George himself placed an exclamation Point after this fact in his biography. Also noteworthy is the comment of t-4 Clarence j. Bonnell on possible wounds suffered wrote Bonnell a Pride a Check of favorite hobbies of s and s personnel placed sports on top with women below a result which could have been anticipated. Such miscellaneous pursuits As raising Cocker spaniels collecting foreign trolley tickets and Clay modelling were indicated. There were the inevitable instances of whimsy also such As a James Thurber making whoopee sgt. Taubmann a own spelling a a Tilting pinball machines a a and Vulcan ology which a dictionary says is the study of volcanoes. The outfit is spotted with Book writers. Cpl. Klaus Mann with about 20, leads the list. Sgt. Howard Taubman has written three about music Cpl. Charles Hogan did four English textbooks sgt. Lyle Dowling away at the moment is said to have written a handful sgt. Gino Bard tossed one off on fascism and of course or. Bill Mauldin so up front is currently the nation s Best seller in the nonfiction ranks. Or. Jack Foisie is working on a novel and heaven knows what the prolific or. Milton Lehman is up to. Highest Point Man of s and s is sgt de Ozark with 219 Points. Lowest is pvt. Charles Delmonico with 16 Points. Clark went to Eto during the big shift in late 44. Officers now in the outfit who were enlisted men overseas at one time or another during this War Are majors Neville and Christenson lieutenants Hill and Allendorf and to Johnston. Captains tout and Patrick went right to oct. When major Neville arrived in North Africa he was a Buck sergeant a and now look at him a no not now he a just lost his shirt at Gin Rummy. For the Pittsburgh office of has Kin and Sells Pas. He came into the army in july 1942, with one semester of school still to go. His army career began harmlessly enough by his attending finance school at it. Benjamin Harrison ind. Then he got delusions of grandeur and tried his hand at oct at it. Knok. The result was that on Jan. 30, 1943, he came out wearing a shiny Gold bar and an armoured Force insignia. That won him a promising position with the 20th armoured division in Campbell ky., which Job he chucked to come overseas at the special request of the War department through channels a he ended at Oran on May to 1943, was shipped immediately to can Astel where he spent a few mad glorious weeks As a replacement and then was transferred to the cadre in the finance department. He was there until Jan. 8, 1944, when for some reason stars and stripes picked him up on waivers and Farmed him out to the Palermo office from Jan. 20 to Early june when the Palermo edition after having endured tout As officer in charge accountant and proof Reader gave up the ghost. Lucky it. Tout shortly thereafter was shipped to Rome where he became officer in charge of an abortive project known As the Mobile unit. Is appointment caused much whispering about favouritism Abd brought on a rash of bets that the Mobile unit would never print an edition and that tout would now make first Looey. It did no to. He did a on july 17 in Naples where its possible to make anything. In Early september tout flew to France arriving in Besancon late on the night of saturday sept. 15. It was so dark he find the hotel and when he did he wished he Hadnot because he was immediately clipped in a vicious hearts game. This state of. Affairs continued until tout was broke and the Besancon paper was taken Over by Eto. Bill came Back to Rome on nov. 21, 1944, where he has been Ever since. His promotion has led to rumours that some new assignment is in store for him such As going to work. He is not married has no known children and few prospects since his Best Friend married his Best girl just after Bill left the states. His Only weaknesses Are wimmen and hard Likker. Dont ask him for a loan because he a still broke
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