Stanley C. Barby

Private Stanley Barby, stationed at Camp Claiborne, LA, is spending a 14-day furlough with his wife and his parents of this city.

Private Stanley Barby has returned to Camp Claiborne, LA. His wife and sister, Irene, accompanied him as far as St. Louis, MO.

Private Stanley C. Barby, Eau Claire, has been selected to attend the Enlisted Artillery Mechanics' Course of the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, OK. Private Barby, son of Mr. John Barby, 703 Broadway, Eau Claire, reported from Camp Claiborne, LA.

Private First Class Stanley C. Barby, husband of Margaret Barby, 646 Lake Street, has arrived in Southern England.

He entered the service on July 21, 1943 and received his basic training at Fort Bragg, NC, was transferred to Camp Claiborne, LA for further training, and was selected to attend the Enlisted Artillery Mechanic Course of Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, OK.

Private First Class Stanley C. Barby is a Gun Mechanic with Field Artillery. 

He was awarded the Good Conduct Metal on August 1, 1944.

Wins Citation For Service in Belgian Campaign
Corporal Stanley C. Barby, whose wife lives at 646 Lake Street, Eau Claire, has been awarded a certificate of merit in recognition of conspicuously meritorious performance of military duty against the enemy in Belgium. The citation reads: 

"Performing his duty as a gunner corporal during the period, 22 December 1944 to 2 January 1945, Corporal Barby, working long hours without relief under adverse weather conditions, displayed loyalty, efficiency and aggressiveness in accomplishing his tasks, thereby contributing materially to the success of his unit's operations."

Corporal Barby is serving with the 325th Field Artillery Battalion, 84th Infantry Division. The men of the 84th Division, known as the "Rail Splitters," accomplished what many thought impossible, their commander, Major General A. R. Bolling, declared in a commendation. The text of the commendation read, in part: 

"At Geilenkirchen, Beeck, Wurm and Lindern, you drove through the length of the Siegfried Line. In the Ardennes, you went on the defensive for a brief period and turned the advance of the German counteroffensive; then pushed the enemy back on his heels under the most impossible fighting conditions. You crossed the Roer River, broke through the German line and, in five days time, advanced 42 miles to the Rhine River.

"In the advance to the Rhine, you covered a greater distance than any other division on the light-through-heavier fighting.

"Upon reaching your objective, after long, hard, grueling days and cold, sleepless nights, you still, wanted to push on and asked for authority to cross the river."

Corporal  Barby wears the European Theater of Operation Ribbon with one Battle Star and the Good Conduct Medal. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. John Barby of this city.