William J. Durow

Commissioned Administrative Medical Officer
ARMY SERVICE FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Camp Barkeley, Texas (Special)
Among those who today received commissions as Second Lieutenants in the Medical Administrative Corps at the Camp Barkeley Officer Candidate School graduation was William J. Durow, 29, formerly of 847 Oxford Avenue, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Durow, Columbus, WI.

Lieutenant Durow was the assistant manager of a Household Finance Corporation office, before entering the Army.

The graduation completed four months of training for the men commissioned in Class XXXIX. Courses of instruction included medical administration, supply, organization of the Army, sanitation, first aid, chemical warfare, tactics, training and logistics. Throughout the course, special stress was placed on the development of physical stamina, which was climaxed by a week-long field problem that gave the candidates practical experience in solving tactical situations under simulated combat conditions.