Beverly M. Dodge

Elk Mound Girl Joins Kin in Armed Services

Beverly M. Dodge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dodge, Elk Mound, has completed her "boot" training in the WAVES at Hunter College, New York City and has been transferred to the Norfolk Navy Yards, Portsmouth, VA, where she was assigned specialist in the Utilities Department. She recently spent a 10-day leave with her parents.

In enlisting in her country's service, Beverly followed the example set by her brothers. On the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 8, 1941, her twin brother, Burlie, enlisted in the Army. He was graduated as an airplane mechanic at Chanute Field, IL and took advanced training at Buffalo, NY. He was stationed at Newark Municipal Air Base, Newark, NJ and at Stewart Field, where he guarded President Roosevelt at his Hyde Park home. 

After serving at various stations, as armor and line chief with the rank of Sergeant, he was sent to the Walter Reed General Hospital last May and later given a medical discharge. 

In January 1942, another brother, Mitchell, enlisted and left for Camp Grant, IL. He graduated on June 11, 1942 as airplane mechanic. He is now an Aeronautical Engineer and Senior Line Inspector with the rank of  Technical Sergeant and is on his second foreign convoy trip. 

Beverly's brother-in-law, Milton W. Ellingson, entered the Army in April 1942. He is now a Staff Sergeant and is in charge of the diet kitchen at the Oakland, California Army Hospital.