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Page 12 text:
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A number of undergraduates after entering the various branches of the armed service
completed requirements for a high school diploma. Since most of these graduates were not
previously mentioned in the Booster, the 1947 Staff has attempted to give them that deserved
recognition. The list includes graduates from the January, 1941, class to those in June, 1947,
who made application for diplomas before April 15th, the last day on which copy for the
yearbook was prepared for printing. The staff regrets that in a few cases the information is
fragmentary since sometimes questionnaires were unanswered or present addresses could not
Charles Hilleshiemz Army Medical Depart-
ment -- Corporal Medical Technician -- ln-
ducted October, 1940 -- Trained in Medical
Technical School at Fort Sam Houston,
Texas -- Served for ZV2 years in South
Pacific -- Discharged August, 1945 -- Hos-
pitalized for 5 weeks at Finchafen, New
James F. Pitzner: Army, member 32nd ln-
fantry Division -- Staff Sergeant -- Induct-
ed October, 1940 -- Training included
jungle training, Sydney, Australia -- Served
on New Guinea for two years -- Discharged
July 11, 1945 -- Received nine citations in-
cluding two stars and one arrow head.
Member of Conservation Club while at
Robert Bacon: Navy -- Boatswain Mate Sec-
ond Class -- Inducted February 22, 1942 --
Commando training at University of Chi-
cago and Fort Pierce, Florida -- Served on
Atlantic Ocean -- Discharged February 20,
1946. Played football and baseball while at
Knute K. Knutson: Navy -- Radarman Third
Class -- Inducted January 15, 1943 --
Radio and radar training at University of
Idaho -- Served in Pacific -- Discharged
February 21, 1946 -- Received five battle
stars, Victory Medal, and Good Conduct
Bar. Member of track and tumbling teams
while at Central.
Stanley W. Spafford: Navy -- Motorman
Second Class -- Inducted December 13,
1942 -- Received Diesel training at Univer-
sity of lllinois -- Served in Pacific for 32
months -- Discharged July 4, 1941 -- Cover-
ed all Pacific battlefronts up to and includ-
ing the Philippines. Sang in choir at Cen-
Halley H. Young: Marines -- Corporal -- ln-
ducted October, 1942 -- Training at San
Diego and Camp Pendleton, California, at
Naval Prison, Mare Island -- Served at Sai-
pan, Tinian, and lwo Jima -- Discharged
November 1, 1945 -- Received four battle
stars and two Presidential Group Citations.
Barnard Mlsnaz Air Corps -- Technical Ser-
geant -- Enlisted December 12, 1942 --
Trained in aerial gunnery in Florida -- Flew
46 missions from base in Corsica -- Dis-
charged June 28, 1945 -- Received six cita-
tions including a commendation from Gen-
eral Craig, Purple Heart, Seven Oak Leaf
Clusters, and Presidential Citation. Sang in
choir at Central.
Wallace L. Anderson: Army Air Corps --
First Lieutenant -- Inducted July 4, 1943 --
Trained in aerial gunnery at Tyndall Field,
Florida, aerial navigation at San Marcos,
Texas -- Served in Europe -- Discharged
November 28, 1945 -- Received air medal
with two oak leaf clusters, three battle
stars, and E.T.O. Ribbon -- Flew 22 mis-
sions over Germany. '
Wayne E. Beyer: Army Air Forces, Ninth
Air Force Troop Carrier Command -- Priv-
ate First Class -- Inducted September 21,
1943 -- Trained as airplane and engine
mechanic at Lincoln, Nebraska, and Long
Beach, California -- Served in Europe --
Discharged March 19, 1946. Played foot-
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Harvey George Larson, Sergeant, Army Air Corps, Sierning,
Charles F. Leidel, Lieutenant, Army Air Corps, Hot Springs,
Clifford Clyde Cox Lockhaven, Lieutenant, Navy, Atlantic.
Elmer George Maurer, Gunner's Mate 2nd class, Navy, La
Theodore Michael McDonald, Sergeant, Infantry, Castellar,
Frank Joseph Michel, Staff Sergeant, Infantry, Camp Phillips,
Gearge Eugene Naegle, Seaman lst class, Navy, Pearl Harbor,
John Charles Newman, Ensign, Navy, Jacksonville, Florida.
John Clayton Olson, Fireman 2nd class, Navy, Iwo Jima.
Ralph Olson, Lieutenant, Infantry, Belgium.
Ervin Walter Proksch, Staff Sergeant, Infantry, Italy.
Clarence William Raith, Quartermaster lst class, Navy,
Robert Kendall Rau, Corporal, Field Artillery, Saint Lo,
Milton Rude, Seaman lst class, Navy, Australia.
Sidney Robert Sanders, Staff Sergeant, Army Air Corps, Pueb-
James F. Schuirman, Staff Sergeant, Infantry, Germany.
Gerald Edward Seidel, Private, Army, France.
Melvin Ray Severson, Private lst class, Army, Stuttgart,
Robert George Shimshak, Aviation Radio Man lst class, Naval
Air Corps, Port Angeles, Washington.
John Robert Spellum, 2nd Lieutenant, Army Air Corps, Italy.
Rodney Stensgard, Corporal, Infantry, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Robert Sweeney, Seaman lst class, Navy, Atlantic.
Walter Karl Thomack, Corporal, Marine Corps, New Georgia.
Delos F. Warner, Private, Infantry, France.
Robert Kenneth Weisbecker, Ist Lieutenant, Army Air Corps,
Robert Emil Wolf, Captain, Infantry Medical Corps, Limburg
am Lahn, Germany.
Glen Richard Wrobel, 2nd Lieutenant, Army Air Corps,
Glen Warren Ziel, Major, Medical Administrative Corps, Pil-
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ball, basketball, and baseball while at
Donald J. Burritt: Army Air Force -- Staff
Sergeant -- Enlisted July, 1943 -- Trained
at Yuma, Arizona, for airplane armorer
gunner -- Served in Europe and Africa --
Discharged January 18, 1946 -- Received
Air Medal with 2 bronze oak leaf clusters
-- Forced to land in France twice in damag-
John Grabinski, Jr.: Army -- Private First
Class -- lnducted November 2, 1943 --
Trained as gun crewman, medium artillery
-- Served in Europe -- Discharged May 4,
1946 -- Received battle stars for Rhineland
and Central Europe.
LeRoy Kasper: Navy -- Torpedoman Second
Class -- Enlisted March 9, 1943 -- Trained
in torpedo gunnery and depth charges at
Great Lakes, San Diego, and San Francisco
-- Served in Pacific -- Discharged February
23, 1946 -- Honors received included six
battle stars, Victory Ribbon, Purple Heart
-- Took part in Japanese surrender.
James B. Kellicutt: Navy -- Water-tender
Second Class -- lnducted June 17, 1943 --
Trained as fireman and water-tender at
Farragut, Idaho -- Served in Pacific -- Dis-
charged April 7, 1946 -- Received four
medals including Philippine Liberation Rib-
bon and Victory Medal -- Re-enlisted in
Navy Reserve for four years.
William A. Schroeder: Army Air Corps --
Second Lieutenant -- lnducted July 4, 1943
-- Received pilot training in B-24 bombers
in Texas -- Discharged on November 14,
Thomas D. Davidson: Marines -- Technical
Sergeant -- Joined October 28, 1941 --
Type of training, aviation supply at Quan-
tico, Virginia -- Served in South Pacific --
Discharged November 3, 1945 -- Received
Group Citations. -- Hospitalized for one
month at Efati, New Hebrides Islands.
Kenneth Espenes: Marines -- Corporal --
lnducted February 17, 1944 -- Trained as
automobile rifle man and fire team leader
-- Served in Pacific -- Discharged March
29, 1946 -- Wounded twice in action --
Member of 40 man patrol that captured
and raised flag on Mt. Surabachi, lwo Jima.
Stage Crew manager while at Central.
James J. Karbula: Army Air Corps -- Avia-
tion cadet -- lnducted February 9, 1944 --
Received flying and ground school training
at Miami Beach, Pittsburgh, San Antonio,
and Montgomery -- Discharged November
William Leisgang: Marine Corps -- Corporal
-- lnducted February 17, 1944 -- Trained
as machine gunner at Camp Pendleton,
California -- Served in Pacific -- Discharg-
ed on April 22, 1946 -- Received Presiden-
tial Unit Citation -- Member of initial
occupation force of Japan. Played in or-
chestra while at Central.
Dallas Ames: Army -- Corporal -- lnducted
June 22, 1944 -- Trained at Camp Roberts,
California, and Fort Benning, Georgia, as a
cook -- Served in Germany and France --
Discharged June 8, 1946 -- Received three
battle stars. Played football and baseball
Arthur S. Armstrong: Navy -- Machinist
Mate Thiro Class -- lnducted December 14,
1944 -- Served in Atlantic and Pacific for
14 months -- Discharged July 27, 1946.
Paul E. Cilleyz Navy -- Seaman First Class --
lnducted August 3, 1944 -- Trained at
Aviation Electrician's School, Jacksonville,
Florida, and Radio School, Chicago l- Dis-
charged June 28, 1945.
Allen Lee Fellows: Navy -- Seaman First
Class -- lnducted October 22, 1944 --
Trained at Great Lakes -- Served in Pacific
-- Discharged August 22, 1946. Member of
Forum, Falconer, Red Cross, and baseball
team while at Central.
Lester P. Grimm: Navy -- Electrician's Mate
Second Class -- lnducted June 25, 1944 --
Trained at Electrical School in St. Louis,
Missouri -- Discharged June 2, 1946 --
Was stationed on various islands in the Pa-
cific at repair bases.
Kenneth E. Helgersonz Navy -- Seaman
First Class -- lnducted January 3, 1945 --
Trained at Great Lakes, Illinois -- Served
in Southwest Pacific for eleven months --
Discharged April 22, 1946. -
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