|Gerald McKearn Took Part in Gilberts' Raid|
|Private First Class Gerald A. McKearn, U.S. Marine Corps,
took part in the recent seizure of the Gilbert Islands and is still
"fine and well," according to word received from him by his
mother, Mrs. A. McKearn, Eau Claire, Route 2.
His brother, Joseph, is serving in Italy with the Air Corps.
Private First Class McKearn writes, "Just a few lines to let you know that I am still alive and kicking. Lately, I have been hitting the jackpot at mail call. I got three packages the other day and I sure enjoyed getting them."