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Everett, PA Soldiers, May 1943


Out of a large contingent of selectees sent by Everett Draft Board No. 2 to Altoona on Tuesday, May 4, for examination, 56 passed and were inducted into the armed forces. Fifteen went to the Navy, two to the Marines, two into the Aviation Cadet branch and 36 into the enlisted reserves.

Those accepted follow:

Aviation Cadets

Merle Elmer Diehl, Bedford R. D.; Gerald Wayne Bottenfield, Breezewood, R. D.

Marine Corps

Elmer Ellsworth Leader, Everett; Milton Atley Heister, Riddlesburg.


John Albert Klotz. Harrison Eugene Claycomb and Andrew Rudolph Walter, New Enterprise; Charles William Young and William Ellis Nave, Breezewood; William Evan Cleaves, Darl James Yeamans and Martin Leonard Snyder, Saxton; Glenn Russell Sparks and Samuel Delbert King, Everett; Clifford William Blair and William Thomas Duvalt, Six Mile Run; William Charles Eltman, Langdondale; John Henry Eichelberger, Waterside; Ralph Maclay Myers, Jr., Upper Strausburg. Eichelberger and Nave left for camp at once.


James Merle Logue, James Wilbert Evans, Harry Irvin Smouse, Eugene Blaine Layton, Raymond Chester Norris, Eugene Earl Greenawalt, Samuel Calvin Shaffer, Jr., Blair Calvin Hott, Glen Edgar Riley, Francis Harry Diehl, John Leroy Greenawalt, Robert Lee Carnell and John Alfred Gragan.


Charles Albert Johnson, James Arthur Abbott, William Dale Weimert, Ralph Merrill Ross, Earnest Hopkins, James Villa, John Joseph Gettie, James Marshall Coy, Floyd Henry Mellott, Jr.

Six Mile Run

Leroy Fleck, Ralph Calvin Wright, Donald Earl Jenkins, Bill Leroy Fix.


Emmons Elias Smith, Wilmer Dewyellon Chaney, Robert Edward Barton, Paul Franklin, Kierman, James Harold Locke.


James Sheridan Strait, Schellsburg; Otto Glenn McKnight, Breezewood; Merle William Crooks, Wood; Anthony John Fox, Defiance; William James Heck, Upper Strasburg.

Daily News, Huntingdon, PA 10 May 1943

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