John J. Bouthilet

John J. Bouthilet, 662 Galloway Street, has been graduated from the Officer Candidate Department of the Transportation Corps School, New Orleans Army Air Base, and has been commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army of the United States.

Lieutenant Bouthilet attended Eau Claire's St. Patrick's High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his induction in December 1942, he was employed as an accountant for the U.S. Rubber Company, New York.

The officer was assigned to active duty  with the Transportation Corps immediately after receiving his commission. The mission of  the Transportation Corps is to transport soldiers and war materials to theaters of operations.