Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Extension Workers Called Up for Military Service, 1941

From the June 1941 issue of Extension Farm-News. Pearl Harbor would be bombed on Dec. 7th, and the United States would declare war on Japan the following day. Germany and Italy declared war on the United States on December 11.

In the Army Now
Seven Extension workers have already been called to Army duty, six of them as reserve officers and A.O. Alford, assistant editor, as a National Guard officer. Several others who hold commissions are expecting a call momentarily.

H.E. Alphin, farm agent, and L.M. Stanton, assistant agent, were both taken from Nash County. J.C. Keith, assistant in Wake, and F.W. Reams, assistant in Halifax, were other agents called. The ag. Engineering office lost J.C. Ferguson, cotton gin specialist, and Joe Richardson, assistant engineer.

Alford went to Fort Jackson as a captain and has been promoted to major.

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