James E. Bliss

James E. Bliss, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bliss, 102 Tenth Street, has been promoted to the rank of Major, according to word received here. 

Major Bliss is an operations officer at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, where he helped activate one of the battalions at the camp in August 1943. Since that time, he has been acting in his present capacity.

Entering the service in October 1940, with the National Guard, he has just returned to Fort Leonard Wood, after spending a 13-day leave with his parents.

Major James E. Bliss, whose wife resides on Vine Street, has arrived at a camp in southern England, according to word received here.  

Major Bliss, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bliss, 102 North Tenth Street, entered the service with the National Guard in October 1940. 

After spending a leave here recently, he returned to Fort Leonard Wood, MO, from where he left August 1 for overseas duty.  

Major Bliss is in a Field Artillery Battalion.

Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

James owned and operated the Bliss Men's Clothing Store located on Barstow Street.