Ed Mathwig

Jack Mittelstadt, son of Mrs. Pearl Mittelstadt, Vine Street, was recently commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry, after successful completion of the officer candidate course at Fort Benning, GA.

He is now stationed at Benning, as instructor in gunnery, following a visit at his home, here.

Lieutenant Mittelstadt enlisted in the Army on August 7, 1942 and served with the 318th Infantry before going to Officer Candidate School. He held the rank of Corporal before being commissioned. He is a graduate of Eau Claire High School.

Mrs. Pearl Mittelstadt has two other sons in service, Frederick, an Army Air Cadet in training in Texas, and Robert, in the Army Air Forces at Oscaloosa, Alabama. She has a foster son, Captain Edward G. Mathwig, stationed in Accura, on the African Gold Coast.

5 from Family Serve in Armed Forces
Lieutenant Robert Mittelstadt, son of Mrs. Paul Mittelstadt, 525 Hudson Street, has arrived in New Guinea. He is a Thunderbolt pilot. Lieutenant Mittelstadt left the United States about two months ago. He was last based at Tallahassee, FL. Betty Mittelstadt, Second Class, of the WAVES, recently completed her boot training at Hunter College, New York City and is now stationed at the Naval Aircraft Instrument Training School in Chicago. Captain Ed Mathwig is now based at Great Falls, Montana in the Air Transport Command. He spent over two years in Africa as a pilot with the Pan-American Airways there. Captain Mathwig has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Captain Mathwig is the foster son of Mrs. Mittelstadt.
Lieutenant Jack Mittelstadt was recently promoted from the rank of Second Lieutenant to that of First Lieutenant. He is a Jumpmaster in the Paratrooper Division of the United States Army, stationed at Fort Benning, GA. Lieutenant Mittelstadt enlisted in the Army on August 7, 1942. Lieutenant Frederick Mittelstadt is a co-pilot on a Liberator bomber somewhere in Italy, according to word received by his wife and children who live on Rural Route 2, Eau Claire. He was last based at Topeka, KS, where he was fitted for overseas service. He left the United States about two months ago.

Eau Claire WAVES Have Good Reason for Joining Navy
WAVE recruiting in Eau Claire has yielded girls for the Navy with interesting backgrounds and patriotic families.

An Army wife, Mrs. Doris Willkom, 205 Water Street, will christen the USS Wisconsin at the WAVE banquet, Friday evening. Her husband, Private Robert E. Willkom, is serving with the Armed Forces.

A five-star family in Eau Claire claims its place with the enlistment of Miss Betty Jane Mittelstadt, daughter of Mrs. Pearl Mittelstadt, 525 Hudson Street, in the WAVES. She has four brothers in service, Lieutenant Frederick W. Mittelstadt, Jr., USAC; Lieutenant Robert A. Mittelstadt, USAC; Lieutenant Jack Mittelstadt, U.S. Paratroops; and Captain Ed Mathwig, USAC.

Ethel Grace Gullikson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gullikson, 209 South Ninth Street, has three brothers in the service, making it a four-star family. They are Private First Class Andrew Gullikson, Private First Class Gustav Gullikson, and Private First Class Carl Gullikson.

With one member of the family already in the service, Edith Myrtle Holter, 222 Oak Street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Holter, New Auburn; and Mardell Elaine Gygle, 238 Broadway, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Gygle, Haugen, have joined the WAVES. Miss Gygle has a sister in the U.S. Marine Corps and Miss Holter has a brother in the Navy, now serving overseas.

Miss Katherine D. Moussette, 124 North Oxford Avenue, daughter of Mrs. Lena Moussette, Cornell; and Miss Arlene Chrysler, Osseo have also enlisted.

Two birthday girls are on the list, that is girls who will leave for training as soon as they are 20 years of age, Miss Kersten, daughter of William Kersten, Fall Creek, leaving on February 25; and Miss Patricia Erity, leaving on February 26. Miss Kersten has a brother serving with the military police in Italy.

Two teachers, who were placed on the inactive list until the present semester ends in June, are Miss Mousel, daughter of Nick M. Mousel, Elk Mound; and Miss Doris Howe, daughter of Albert Howe, Elk Mound. Miss Howe has a brother, Sergeant Clifford Howe, with the Army Air Corps in Hawaii.