Earl F. Christenson

Eau Claire Men Enlist in Navy
A large number of young men from Eau Claire have recently been enlisted in the U. S. Navy, stated R. W. Shuey CY, United States Naval Reserve, recruiter in charge of the Navy Recruiting Station, Chippewa Falls.

John R. Duxbury, 514 Chippewa Street and Dale L. Baldwin, 113 1/2 South Farwell Street, were enlisted as Seamen First Class (Radar Trainee). They will receive 10 months of specialized training in this new field. 

The following were enlisted for General Service: Eugene Chinnock, 1037 Barland Street; Roy Nimsger, 3080 Chippewa Street; Earl Haddeman, Route 5; James Rathbun, 401 Lincoln; Dennis E. Gibson, 530 McDonough; Tobias G. Melville, 193 Plum Street; George J. Mikesell, 417 Marston Avenue.

Laurence A. Hellmueller, 913 Cedar Street; Romaine M. Berg; Charles G. Rada, 110 South Dewey Street; Victor W. Robertson, 604 Fourth Street; Raymond F. McSorley, 904 James Street; Francis E. Nowak, 807 First Street; Earl Christensen, 402 North Michigan; Hugh M. Rongstad, 510 Forest Street; Gordon D. Skistad, 621 Center; George V. Weig, 428 Vine Street, and Byron G. Whitted 1104 Fifth Avenue.

Navy Recruiter E. J. Beauchaine, Specialist First Class (R), United States Naval Reserve, is at the Post Office Building, Room 32, every Thursday.   


3 at Great Lakes for Boot Training
Three Eau Claire men are receiving their initial Naval indoctrination at the U. S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL.

Their recruit training consists of instruction in seamanship, military drill, and general Naval procedure. During this period, a series of aptitude tests will be taken by the recruits to determine whether they will be assigned to a Naval Service School, to a shore station, or to immediate duty at sea.

When their recruit training is completed, these men will receive a period of leave. They are Earl F. Christenson, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Christenson, 402 Michigan Street; Hugh M. Rongstad, 129 North Barstow Street; Charles G. Rada, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Rada, 1110 South Dewey Street.


H. E. Christenson, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Christenson of 402 North Michigan Street, Eau Claire, has been advanced to Gunner's Mate, Third Class, United States Navy, after serving for 32 months aboard a cruiser of the Atlantic Fleet.

His brother, Earl, is in the Navy, stationed at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.