Ernest O. Galde

Staff Sergeant Ernest O. Galde has arrived somewhere in the South Pacific, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Galde. He is in the Malaria Control Unit of the Medical Corps.

Sergeant Galde entered the service in July of 1941 and received his training at various camps, including Camp Lee, VA and Governor's Island, NY. He earned his Sergeant rating as a hospital clerk at Governor's Island.

He has two brothers in the service, Corporal Maurice Galde, who has served overseas for 18 months and Private Donald, now stationed at Battle Creek, Michigan.

Sergeant Maurice G. Galde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Galde, 1515 Birch Street, has arrived somewhere in North Africa, according to word received by his parents. Sergeant Galde is in the Medical Corps.

He received his training a Camp Shelby, MS. He has served overseas 22 months at Curacao, NWI, Trinidad section. Previous to the overseas assignment, he was stationed at Camp Adair, OR. He spent last Christmas at home on a furlough.

Sergeant Galde has three brothers in service: Staff Sergeant Ernest Galde, with the Malaria Control Unit somewhere in the South Pacific; Private First Class Don Galde, with the Medical Corps at Percy Jones General Hospital, Battle Creek, MI; and Gerald Galde, Seaman Second Class at the Naval Aviation School at Norman, Oklahoma.

Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

The Galde family grew up on Birch Street in Eau Claire. One brother, Don, had the distinct accomplishment of having a hole-in-one and bowling a 300-game in the same year with only one eye.