Gerald O. Galde

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.


GRADUATES
Gerald O. Galde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Galde, 1515 Birch Street, was graduated recently from the Naval Air Technical Training Center at Norman, Oklahoma.

Gerald Galde, Seaman First Class, has returned to Portsmouth, VA, after spending Christmas here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Galde, 1515 Birch Street. His brother, Private First Class Don Galde, has returned to Battle Creek, MI after spending New Year’s with his parents.


ON AIRCRAFT CARRIER
Gerald O. Galde, Seaman First Class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Galde, 1515 Birch Street, is serving on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He is in the Air Department of his ship. During duty hours, he assists in the maintenance and operation of arresting gear used by landing planes. During general quarters, he is an operator at one of the landing barrier control stations.

GERALD GALDE
Gerald Galde, Seaman First Class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Galde, 1515 Birch Street, is serving in the Pacific Theater.

After graduating from the Eau Claire High School, he entered the service in November 1943. He received his boot training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center and was graduated from the Naval Aviation School at Norman, OK and from the Catapult School in Philadelphia.

From there, he went to Norfolk, VA for the shakedown cruise.

He has three brothers and a brother-in-law in the service.



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.