Leland E. Flynn

Corporal Leland E. Flynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Flynn, 316 Starr Avenue, has returned to Cornvallis, OR, after spending a 15-day furlough visiting his parents here.

Corporal Leland E. Flynn, 316 Starr Avenue, has arrived in North Africa, according to word received by his sister, Lorena E. Flynn, Milwaukee, formerly of Eau Claire.

Corporal Flynn enlisted in the Army on October 19, 1942 and was assigned to the Field Artillery.

He received training at Fort Sheridan, IL; Camp White, OR; Yakima, WA; and Camp Adair, OR, before going overseas.

Hitch Hikes 600 Miles to Meet Brother In Italy
Ernest and Leland Flynn, sons of John Flynn, Starr Avenue, met recently for the second time in four years.

Both are stationed in Italy, Leland with the Field Artillery and Ernest with an Air Force Quartermaster Company.

Ernest hitch-hiked about 600 miles to meet his brother Leland and found him, just after the Germans had been shelling Leland's sector.

Leland and his gun crew were entrenched in a gumbo mud hole, shelling the German line.

Ernest says to Leland, "This is an awful hole you boys are in!" Leland says, "Not bad at all. Come in. Make yourself at home, while we give them Germans the works."

In his letter to his father, Ernest wrote that Leland and his crew were going about their work as calmly and coolly as if they were in their own kitchens at home.