Alvin Backen

Private Alvin Backen of the U.S. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Backen, Route 4, Menomonie, has arrived in the Marianas Islands, according to word recently received by his parents.

Private Backen entered the service on July 26, 1944 and received his basic training in the tank division at Fort Knox, KY and Fort Ord, CA. He spent a two-week furlough at home before going overseas.