Robert L. Bellesbach

Petty Officer Third Class Robert L. Bellesbach has returned to his ship, after a three-day leave spent with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bellesbach, 610 Holm Avenue, this city. This was his first leave in 26 months. He had taken part in seven major sea battles in the Southwest Pacific. The destroyer on which he was serving was bombed on Christmas night and was forced to return slowly to the United States for repairs. Robert enlisted in the Navy on July 24, 1941.