|Hobart E. Knowlton|
Eau Claire Boy Helped Capture Gilbert Islands
Donald enlisted in the Marines, here, on December 15, 1941, and this was his third Christmas away from home. A friend, Hobart Knowlton, is with him, he writes, but Charles Peak, who enlisted with him, was recently discharged because of an infection that developed in the South Pacific jungles.
Donald took part in the battle of
Guadalcanal in addition to the seizure of the Gilberts from the Japs.
He reports that Christmas boxes
arrived okay and were very welcome. All the boys want mail more than anything
else he states.
Corporal Hobart E. Knowlton, son of Willis Knowlton, Route 1, Brackett, serving with the Marine Corps in the South Pacific, has been promoted to Sergeant, according to word received by his brother, Ervin Knowlton, Route 4, Eau Claire.
Sergeant Hobart E. Knowlton, now serving in the South Pacific, has been promoted to Platoon Sergeant, according to word received by his father, Willis Knowlton, 1504 1/2 Sherwin Street.