Clare E. Erickson

Ensign Gordon D. Erickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Erickson, 547 Putnam Street, has been promoted to Lieutenant, junior grade, according to word received here from the Pacific War Theater, where he his now serving. Lieutenant (junior grade) Erickson is with an Amphibious Landing Force and took part in the actions on both Iwo Jima and on Okinawa. While at Saipan, he met a cousin, Private Harold Freid, U. S. Marine Corps, and the two had a pleasant visit, he said, in a letter to his parents. A brother, Sergeant Clare E. Erickson, is with the Army Air Force in north Burma.

Serve on the Seas or Overseas



Ensign Gordon D. Erickson and Sergeant Clare Erickson, sons of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Erickson, 547 Putnam Street, have arrived overseas, according to word received by their parents.

Ensign Erickson enlisted in the Navy on June 1, 1942 and completed a course at Columbia University, receiving his commission on November 25, 1943. He was then sent to San Diego, CA and Morro Bay, CA. At Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, he received assignment aboard a new super invasion ship.

Sergeant [Clare] Erickson enlisted in the Army in September 1942. He was at Jefferson Barracks, MO a year and one-half; then trained at Truax Field and Kearns Field, Utah, before going overseas on November 27, 1944.

He was first stationed in India and, later, went to Burma. With the Army Air Forces, he serves as a clerk and in Special Service. His wife and young daughter reside at 1609 Rust Street.