James O. Golden

Corporal James Golden, photographer, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Golden, Route 1, is serving overseas with the Fourth Marine Division, which has been reported in the Marshall invasion.

He entered the service on November 29, 1942 and received his boot training at San Diego. He took his photographic courses at Quantico, VA and Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA and served in the Public Relations Department at Washington, DC last summer.

He was home on furlough last August.

Corporal Golden received his diploma from the senior high school last June but was not able to get home for the presentation.

James O. Golden, Marine Corps photographer, is now serving in the South Pacific, according to a letter received recently by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Golden, Route 1, Eau Claire.

Golden, who has been in service 22 months, is believed to be with the U.S. forces on Saipan. In the letter, he declares it would be nice to be "back home where there's swimming, fishing, and good food."

Jim sends regards to his many friends in Eau Claire and vicinity.

Military Honors Accorded in Rites for Lieutenant Miller
A military funeral was conducted today by the William C. Johnson Post American Legion for Lieutenant George Miller, son of Mrs. Margaret Miller, Columbia, SC, formerly of Eau Claire.

The young pilot was killed in an airplane crash at Dyersburg, TN on January 15.

The Reverend John Paul was celebrant of the mass at St. Patrick's Church at 8:30 am. Rosary was said at Golden's Funeral Home Monday night.

Lieutenant David Wollin, Minneapolis, was military escort from Tennessee. The body arrived here Monday night on the "400."

Pallbearers bearing the flag-draped casket were Aviation Cadet Raymond Singel, Sergeant Dudley Brice, Sergeant James Golden, United States Marine Corps; Sergeant Melvin Olson, Engineering Corps; Sergeant Clyde Derouin, meteorologist with the Army Air Corps; and Sergeant Anderson, Air Corps.

Bugler at Lake View Cemetery was Gordon Wingad.

Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

After the service, Jim went into the Secret Service of  his country and became President Nixon's personal bodyguard. When Nixon resigned, Jim went to work for Howard Hughes in Saudi Arabia. He married one of the royal daughters.