Donald E. Edwards

Servicemen Spend Leaves with Foster Mother Here
DONALD EDWARDS
Two foster sons of Mrs. E. H. Dunham, 1321 Sherwin Avenue, spent leaves visiting her here.

They are Technical Sergeant Clarence E. Kappus, who is now on a 15-day furlough, and Donald E. Edwards, Shipfitter First Class, who has reported to the Naval Repair Station at San Diego, CA following a leave.

Technical Sergeant Kappus enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 27, 1941 and received his training at Scott Field, IL; was a personnel clerk at Keesler Field, MS; St. Petersburg, FL; Fort Knox, KY and Gainesville, FL. 

He left for overseas on January 18, 1944 and was stationed with a Troop Carrier Command in England, where he was Sergeant Major for the Air Base Headquarters.

He arrived in the United States on February 10, 1945 and is now a patient at the Wakeman General Hospital, Camp Atterbury, IN and will report there after his furlough. His brother, Private First Class Clyde Kappus, is serving in Burma. His two sisters are Mrs. Ray Flesch and Miss Irma Kappus, 12 North Rural Street, Chippewa Falls.

Shipfitter Edwards enlisted in the Navy on April 8, 1940 and was sent to the Hawaiian Islands after 12 weeks of boot training at Great Lakes, IL. The ship on which he served was sunk on August 9, 1942 at Guadalcanal. After serving in the Southwest Pacific for six months, he went to Pearl Harbor and was there until his return to the United States.

This was his first leave spent at home in five years.