Jerome K. Becker

Marine Lieutenant Jerome K. Becker, son of Mrs. August Becker, 735 Spring Street, has reported to the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, NC. He is a Naval Aviator.

Marine Flier
Jerome K. Becker, 20, son of August E. Becker of 735 Spring Street, Eau Claire, won his Navy "Wings of Gold" and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps Reserve this week, following completion of the prescribed flight training course at the Naval Air Training Center, Pensacola, FL, the "Annapolis of the Air."

Having been designated a Naval Aviator, Lieutenant Becker will go on active duty at one of the Navy's air operational training centers, before being assigned to a combat zone.

Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

Jerome grew up on Spring Street on the north side of Eau Claire.  His uncle operated the Becker Beer Distributing Company