Hellcat News, (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 12, Ed. 1, August 2010 Page: 15 of 20
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common in addition to all enjoying our status as 'Hellcats'.
We played a lot of Euchre while the ladies shopped. We all
enjoyed the Fish Boil and the cherry pie, as this is the time of
year when the cherries are in full harvest. Plans include a fall
trip to Fort Wayne IN. Janice can testify to the cherry pies as
she worked summers in Door County at the old 'Eagle Inn' on
the tip of the peninsula. We hope you boiled salmon or pike or
something other than Paul Fish." *
493RD ARMORED FIELD
114 Cirrus Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS: 4 - Gerald Koehler [SV], 9 - Marie
Farrand [B], 10 - Dale Groehler [SV], 12 - Cary Smith [HQ],
17 - Orville Miller [HQ], 31 - Leroy McCormick [SV].
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS: 4 - Bunny Julson [B], 13
- Renee Boland [B], 19 - Marvin Bertelson [C], 27 - J. W.
Arbuckle [C], 28 - George Hundley [B].
I received a letter form Susan Marmion Mondie, daughter
of T/S James Marmion of B Battery. She would like to learn
more about her dad's part in WWII. She has contacted Orville
and Anne Sarles and received recollections of her dad. She
learned among other things, that her dad was a forward
observer. Susan included some photos. The photo included
in this column shows L-R: Carmelo (Charlie) Gugliuzza,
James P. Marmion, and Frederick Rivest. If anyone from B
Battery would like to contact Susan Mondie, call her at 609-
698-8824. Address: 12 Hickory Cir., Barnegat, NJ 08005. She
enjoys being a legacy member.
I spoke with Nellie Czeiner [C] recently. She still can't
walk since her last fall. However, she sounds full of life and
B/493 ARTILLERY. L-R: Carmelo (Charlie) Gugliuzza, James R
Marmion, and Frederick Rivest. Phone Susan Mondie if you
recognize them, 609-698-8824.
still lives alone. Her daughter Nancy visits every day, and her
son Gerald, who lives in Seattle, phones every day. She hopes
to attend the reunion in Indianapolis.
Harry and Bettie Schultz [A] attended a U.S. Army
Birthday Party in Bloomington, IL. It was 235 years ago it
was formed. The mayor put it on since it was his great, great,
great, great, great-grandfather who was in the army when it
I read the following in the Reader s Digest: An elementary
school was honoring local veterans. The students were a bit
intimidated and didn't know how to approach them. "Start by
introducing yourself," said the teacher, "then ask what branch
of the military they served in." One student walked over to a
vet and promptly asked, "What tree are you from?"
494TH ARMORED FIELD
Ted N. Glogovac
5836 Lake Crowley PI., San Jose, CA 95123
Greetings to the members of the 494th. This month plays
host to the 12th Armored Division Association's National
Reunion. I am not aware of anyone from the Battalion
attending but if there is, I am sure they will have a great time.
Hopefully, I will get some information on the reunion that I
can share in an upcoming column. I will not be able to make
the trip to Indianapolis, but I am serving on the nominating
committee. For those others that are not going to the reunion,
I hope you have used the proxy form found in the July issue of
the Hellcat News to make sure your vote is heard.
The news from the vets and others has been a bit quiet,
but I have a couple of articles from past issues of the Hellcat
News that I think the readers will find interesting and maybe
even bring back some memories. The first is from the April
27, 1944, edition:
494th C.O. Promoted
Maj. Gen. Carlos Brewer has announced the promotion
of Major Harold M. Crawford, commander of the 494th
AFA Bn, to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Col. Crawford, graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in
1939, was with the 1st, 4th and 5th Armored Divisions and
the 4th Motorized Division before joining the 12th upon
activation as S-3 of the 493rd AFA Bn. He was Division
Artillery executive officer before assuming command of the
Col. Crawford, who is 28, resides in Abilene with his wife
and infant son.
The second article is from the May 11, 1944, issue of the
Hellcat News. Both of these articles are courtesy of the late
Ken Bradstreet [A].
494th AFA Bn
To be technician fourth grade: Cpl. James H. Sheridan,
Hq Btry; Tec 5's Vito A. Costello and Carl D. Gosney,
Serv Btry; Pvt William A. Harron, B Btry; Pfc Ernest A.
To be technician fifth grade: Pfc Nicholas M. Glogovac
and Pvt George E. Everitt, Serv Btry; Pfc Don F. Ochsner,
I will close this month's column with a piece that I received
from Deb Bolton, who is the daughter of Nelson Bolton, Jr.
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