Robert Leroy Fleming

Two Eau Claire Seamen Complete Gun Crew Tours
NEW ORLEANS, LA--Robert Leroy Fleming, Seaman First Class, United States Naval Reserve, has returned to the Armed Guard Center here from 12 months at sea as member of the Navy gun crew aboard a merchant ship.

His travels included a trip to the Normandy beachhead. He has visited ports in Iceland, England, Russia, France, Africa, Italy, and South America.

Fleming is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fleming, 727 Water Street, Eau Claire, and was employed by the Gillette Rubber Company, before entering Naval Service on June 21, 1942. He is a graduate of Eau Claire High School.

Marvin J. Lawrence, Seaman First Class, United States Naval Reserve, of Eau Claire, has returned to the Armed Guard Center here, after six months at sea, as member of the Navy gun crew aboard a merchant ship.

Lawrence, who enlisted in the Navy in April 1943, took his boot training here and now has credit for 13 months sea duty. Duties afloat have taken him to Chile, Brazil, Panama, Trinidad, and Cuba.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lawrence, live at 117 1/2 West Grand Avenue.