Hellcat News, (Springfield, Ill.), Vol. 31, No. 4, Ed. 1, January 1977 Page: 4 of 16
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Ernest Wallander A/17; Unknown; Unknown; Joe Darby A/17; Frank Jany Sv/17;
Robert Gesin Hq/17; Dennis O'Connor Hq/17; Gene Blackford Hq/17.
reported that Henry passed away from
lung cancer last June. Henry had just
retired last year and was happy to
travel and visit his old army buddies.
Charles also writes that he sees Ray
Piepenbrook (B) who lives some 30
miles from him. Ray and his family are
also doing well. Galli's son is going to
the Sparton School of Aeronautics,
Tulsa, OK and plans to be a
mechanical engineer with further
studies at Lewis University in Joliet.
Bernard Berger (B) and his wife
Charlotte enjoyed a tremendous
vacation in Bermuda in July. He had a
call from Ed Grant (B) while Ed was in
Philadelphia on business but they were
unable to get together. Bernard sends
his regards to all of the lads for B Co.
The son of Robert J. Clement (B &
CCR) graduated from Carroll High
School in Dayton and then joined the
Navy. Richard is in basic training atthe
Great Lakes III. Naval Training Station.
Allen M. Day (B) has spent a busy
summer with 3 weeks re-roofing his
garage and some painting and a
vacation in Bellingham, WA. Then it's
back to the job as custodian when the
school opened in the fall.
Jim Lotz and his wife were unable to
attend the Springfield reunion as their
youngest daughter was married July
31st and they were quite busy with the
preparations for the wedding. John
and Frances Finley (Hq. & C), Ann and
Jane Finley and Jane's fiancee
attended the wedding. One of the Lotz
sons live in Bowling Green, OH. One
daughter, Kathy, is a librarian at
Bedford Pa. Sr. High School. The
youngest daughter lives in Wheeling
WV where she is an elementary school
teacher and her husband a carpenter.
Jim says they are like many others —
just two of us at home. Join the crowd,
Jim — lots of us are that way.
This column will be in the 1977
edition so, we hope that you've had a
nice holiday season and wish all of you
folks a very prosperous and healthy
Also, its not too early to be thinking
about the trip to Philadelphia for the
Until next time, keep the news a-
CHRIS MUGAVERO, Unit Rep.
413 N. Park Drive
Rochester, NY 14609
Many of you should know by this
time that Kenny Warnes has resigned
his position as the executive secre-
tary of our great association. We were
sorry to hear this and we will miss
his rapport. At this time I would like to
thank Ken for all his help and great
endeavor for a job well done. Our
appreciation goes out to the one who
has always had his heart in the
association and to his lovely wife Inez,
who shared many of the responsibili-
ties. Ken recommended Moss to take
his place and it was approved by our
A thank you note arrived from Mrs.
Mary Brewer who related that she and
the General were happy they had
attended the 30th reunion in
Springfield. They enjoyed themselves
to the utmost. We were deeply
saddened that the General had passed
away on September 29, 1976. Mrs.
Brewer appreciated our kind works of
sympathy in her great loss.
Franklin Garnett (C) and lovely wife
Molly are doing fairly well and hope to
take a trip to Tulsa, OK for their 31st
anniversary celebration. Congratula-
tions and good wishes! They have
many photos to bring to our next
AUGUST 22, 1952, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ BOARDWALK: (left to right) Ernest Wal-
lander A/17; Unknown; Unknown; Joe Darby A/17; Frank Jany Sv/17; Robert Gesin
Hq/17; Dennis O'Conner Hq/17; and Gene Blackford Hq/17.
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