Bruce H. Bylander

Become Lieutenants in Marines 
Bruce Bylander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henning Bylander, 1005 South Barstow, Eau Claire, and Donald Woodington, son of Clyde H. Woodington, Hayden Avenue, Altoona, have been commissioned Second Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Both men enlisted as candidates for reserve commissions in July 1941 and were ordered to the Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA on February 1, 1942, where they attended the candidates class for two months. They received a basic course of disciplinary, technical, and tactical instruction. During this period, they were instructed in the nomenclature, functioning, and actual firing of the various infantry weapons.

The men will now attend the Reserve Officer Class for an additional ten-week course of training in the various duties of a Platoon Commander. At the expiration of this period, they will be ready for assignment to duty with troops. 

Lieutenants Bylander and Woodington are both graduates of the Eau Claire State Teachers College in the class of June 1940.

Made a Captain in Marine Corps
First Lieutenant Bruce Bylander has been promoted to Captain in the Marine Supply Corps in the Southwest Pacific area, according to word received here recently by his wife.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Bylander, 1005 South Barstow Street.

Captain B. Bylander on Leave after Pacific Action
Captain Bruce Bylander, U.S. Marine Corps, has returned home on leave after eight months in the Central Pacific area. He saw action in the invasion of the Marshall Islands and has been stationed there since February as a Quartermaster of a Marine Corps group.

He was obliged to return to a hospital at Oakland, CA more than a month ago to recuperate from a tropical disease.

When discharged form the hospital, he was given a 30-day leave, which he is spending with his wife and daughter at 209 Washington Street.

Captain Bylander is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Bylander, South Barstow Street.

New Quartermaster Officer at Marine Corps Air Station
Marine Captain Bruce H. Bylander, 26, of 209 Washington Street, has been assigned to the Marine Corps Air Station, Santa Barbara, CA, as Officer in Charge of the Quartermaster Department.

Captain Bylander, who served eight months in the South Pacific, is the son of Mrs. and Mrs. H. Bylander, 1005 South Barstow Street.  His wife, the former Elizabeth Lucia, and their infant daughter left last week to join him at his California station.

A graduate of Eau Claire State Teachers College, where he received a degree in education, Captain Bylander was employed by the U.S. Rubber Company prior to joining the Marine Corps in July 1941. Following training at Quantico, VA, he was commissioned in April 1942. He is a graduate of the Marine Corps School of Quartermaster Administration.

He returned from duty overseas last May and was promoted to his present rank last November.

Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

Bruce was a lifelong resident of Eau Claire, teacher, and principal in the Eau Claire School System.