Clifford W. Kriese

Private First Class Clifford W. Kriese has been promoted to Technician Corporal, according to word received here by his wife. Corporal Kriese is stationed at Camp Stewart, GA with the Anti-Aircraft Artillery.

Corporal Clifford W. Kriese has returned to Camp Forrest, TN after spending the weekend here with his wife and sons.

Technician 5 Clifford W. Kriese, son of Mrs. Ida Kriese, 313 Platt Street, has arrived in New Guinea, according to word received by his wife and sons who reside at 1309 1/2 Snelling Street.

He entered the service on May 17, 1943 and received his training at Camp Stewart, GA and Camp Forrest, TN. 

He is in an anti-aircraft unit.

Soldiers Meet in Philippines
Two Eau Claire friends met recently in the Philippines.

According to word received by Mrs. Ione Kriese, 1309 1/2 Snelling Street, her husband, Corporal Clifford Kriese, recently met Corporal Lloyd Woodford somewhere in the Philippines.

Woodford's wife, Bertha, and son live at 617 Hudson Street.

Kriese has two sons, who reside with their mother on Snelling Street.

Eau Claire Red Cross Bag Reaches Eau Claire Soldier
The following letter was recently received by the Eau Claire Chapter of the American Red Cross, one of many of such notes of thanks for the "ditty bags" the Red Cross provides for each serviceman as he leaves for overseas duty. That his bag came from his hometown was especially pleasing to Corporal Kriese. He wrote:

"This letter is originating from some ship seven days out on some ocean (naturally everything is secret).

"Today each man onboard was given a ditty bag containing sewing kits, playing cards, writing paper and envelopes, reading material, soap, cigarettes, razor blades, and other useful items.

"Imagine my surprise to find, upon opening mine, that it came from my hometown--Eau Claire, WI.

"All the boys who received bags from Eau Claire send sincere thanks. As to myself, I can't find words to express my appreciation. I'll just say thanks a lot.

"Appreciatively yours, Corporal C.W. Kriese.

"P.S. Only two things were lacking--a bottle of good old Eau Claire beer and a hunk of Wisconsin cheese!"