Glenn R. Chase

Private Glenn R. Chase, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Chase, Eau Claire, Route 2, has returned to Jefferson Barracks, MO, after spending a 15-day delay en route, at his home here. He has been transferred from Camp Crowder, MO to Jefferson Barracks. He is attached to the Signal Corps as a teletypist.


PVT. GLENN CHASE
Private Glenn R. Chase, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Chase, Route 2, has arrived in North Africa.

He entered the service on July 8, 1943 and received his training at Gulf Port Field, MS; Fort Monmouth, NJ; Camp Crowder, MO; and Jefferson Barracks, MS.


CONDUCT MEDAL
Private Glenn R. Chase, son of Mrs. Orren Chase of Route 2, Eau Claire, WI, recently was awarded the Army's Good Conduct Medal for having demonstrated exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity. He is a switchboard operator with a Fifteenth Air Force B-24 Liberator Signal Company Wing stationed in Italy.

Prior to his entry into the service in July 1943, he attended the Eau Claire Senior High School, graduating just prior to being called into the service. He has been on overseas duty since April 1944 and wears, along with his Good Conduct Medal, the African-European-Middle East Theater Ribbon with one campaign star.


Local Men Plan House in Italy
15TH AIR FORCE IN ITALY—This group of Wisconsin men are members of a Fifteenth Army Air Force B-24 Liberator Wing Headquarters stationed in Italy. They are planning the structure of a new house for themselves, which will shelter them from the rain and cold this coming winter.

Included in the photo are (left to right) Private Glenn R. Chase of Eau Claire, Private Shirley J. Ripley, also of Eau Claire; Corporal George W. Goltz, 202 Scott Street, Oshkosh; and Technician Fourth Grade Virgil A. Sullivan, Black River Falls and Eau Claire.

15TH AIR FORCE, in Italy—Private Glenn R. Chase, Private Shirley J. Ripley, and Technician Fourth Grade Virgil A. Sullivan are members of a Signal Company attached to a Fifteenth Army Air Force B-24 Liberator Wing Headquarters, stationed in southern Italy. 

Private Glenn R. Chase, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Chase of Route 2, Eau Claire, is a switchboard operator. He is a graduate of the Eau Claire Senior High School and, prior to his entry into the service in July 1943, he was employed as a clerk for the Sears, Roebuck and Company in Eau Claire. He has been on overseas duty since April 1944 and wears the African-European-Middle East Theater Ribbon with one Campaign Star. 

Private Shirley J. Ripley, son of Mr. M. J. Ripley, Eau Claire, is a radio operator. He is a graduate of the  Eau Claire High School and, prior to his entry into the service in February 1942, he was employed as a radio mechanic for the Sears, Roebuck and Company in Eau Claire. He has been on overseas duty since December 1942 and wears the African-European-Middle East Theater Ribbon with four Campaign Stars. 

Technician Fourth Grade Virgil A. Sullivan, son of Mrs. Martha Sullivan of 1174 East Madison, Eau Claire, is a radio operator. He is a graduate of the Black River Falls High School and attended the Salvatorian Seminary and the St. Francis Seminary. Prior to his entry into the service in February 1942, he was employed as a Coca Cola salesman for the Rock Spring Bottling Works in Black River Falls. He has been on overseas duty since December 1942 and wears the African-European-Middle East Theater Ribbon with four Campaign Stars.


Three City Men Serve in Italy

Technician Fourth Grade Virgil A. Sullivan, Private Shirley J. Ripley, and Private Glenn R. Chase, all from Eau Claire, are members of a Signal Company which has recently completed two years overseas.

The company has been assigned to a Fifteenth Army Air Force B-24 Liberator Wing Headquarters since the initial invasion of North Africa and has participated in every major campaign from Casablanca through Tunisia and Sicily into Italy, organizing and maintaining the communications system. It is commanded by Captain Rocco J. Pagano of Swampscott, MA.

It was recently cited by the Wing Commanding General for its outstanding performance of duty during the two-year period, when the company had been faced with a severe shortage of Signal Corps equipment and, despite this handicap, the personnel showed outstanding ingenuity and ability in pressing into service damaged, salvaged, and improvised equipment.

Technician Fourth Grade Sullivan, son of Mrs. Bertha Sullivan of 1174 East Madison, is a radio operator and has been on overseas duty since December 1942. He is a graduate of the Black River Falls High School, Black River Falls, WI and, prior to his entry into the service in February 1942, he was an employee of the Rock Spring Bottling Works, Black River Falls.

Private Ripley, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Ripley of Seymour Road, is a radio operator and has been on overseas duty since December 1942. He is a graduate of the Eau Claire High School with the Class of 1940 and, prior to his entry into the service in February 1942, he was employed as a radio mechanic with Sears and Roebuck Company.

Private Chase, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orren A. Chase of Box 172, is a switchboard operator and has been on overseas duty since March 1944. He is a graduate of the Eau Claire High School with the Class of 1943 and, prior to his entry into the service in July 1943, he was employed by the Sears and Roebuck Company.