Reuben E. Ahlen

17 County Men Leave for Service in Army
Seventeen Eau Claire County men left on the "400" Friday afternoon for the Army Reception Center at Fort Sheridan to begin service for Uncle Sam.

Thirteen from the city of Eau Claire assembled at Headquarters of Draft Board No. 1 in the Post Office Building, and four from communities outside the city assembled at Headquarters of Board No. 2 at the Court House Annex. Gifts were presented each man by the Women's Auxiliary of the USO Canteen.

In the group from the city of Eau Claire shown in the top picture are the following: Thomas J. Mitchell, 1010 Graham Avenue; Jack B. Justesen, Box 156, Augusta; Donald G. Herges, 609 South Dewey Street; Kenneth J. Bliss, Vine Street, Rural Route 2; James E. Krahn, 1211 Barland Street; Arnold H. Kaatz, 1610 Laurel Avenue; William F. Joliffe, Jr., 115 East Third Street, Duluth, MN.

Paul H. Reidinger, 604 1/2 McDonough Street; Reuben E. Ahlen, Grand View Hotel, Phillips; Loren F. Birtzir, 610 Fifth Avenue; Ray J. Nimsger, 308 Chippewa Street; Robert C. Hobart, 1412 Sherwin Avenue; David L. Loken, 618 Erin Street.