Ladislaus Matchey

PVT. LADISLAUS MATCHEY
Private Ladislaus Matchey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Matchey of the town of Hale, is now stationed in the Mariana Islands with a searchlight squadron, having left the United States last August, according to his mother.

Seventeen years old when he left for service on March 22, 1944, he reached his 18th birthday last September 22.

Private Matchey's sister, Lieutenant Caroline Matchey, is stationed in Wales with the Army Nurses Corps. She took her professional training at St Francis Hospital in La Crosse and was employed at the former Dr. Joseph Skroch Hospital in Arcadia, when she enlisted in the service in January 1942 and left for the British Isles in March 1944.


Lieutenant Carolyn Matchey, 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Matchey of the town of Hale, is now serving in Wales at a base hospital, according to word received from her. 

A graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing in LaCrosse, Lieutenant Matchey enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in January 1942 and took her basic training at Chanute Field, IL. She  was stationed at San Francisco but spent much of her time in this country on hospital trains, traveling back and forth across the continent. She left for overseas in March this year. She has written that she likes the British Isles and has obtained a bicycle to more easily get around on her hours off duty, which are fewer since the invasion started. 

A graduate of Independence High School before taking nurses training, she was employed by Dr. Joseph Skroch at Arcadia while he operated a hospital there. 

Lieutenant Matchey has a brother, Ladislaus, 17 years old, who enlisted in the Marines in March, this year. He recently left for a point of embarkation on the West Coast and is believed to be en route overseas.