Monday, April 24, 2017

The Mill Whistle Salutes Local Men Working for Uncle Sam, 1945

The Mill Whistle, April 9, 1945. Issued every two weeks by and for the employees of Marshall Field & Company, Manufacturing Division, Spray, N.C.

These two sailors are Marvin and Melvin Pruitt, sons of Mr. and Mrs. John Pruitt of Draper. Latest addresses in our files show these boys are located somewhere on the west coast, or in the South Pacific.

Garvis C. Brown is somewhere overseas. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. C. W. Brown of Spray.
Pvt. Spencer Priddy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Posey Priddy of Leakville. Pvt. Priddy is now located at Fort Meade, Md. He has two brothers, Ballard and Edward, and a brother-in-law, Bland Hunnicutt , in service. He was formerly employed at Karastan Mill.

Cpl. John W Hylton is with the 7th Army in Germany. He has been overseas about two years. His wife, the former Ruth Ward, resides with her mother.

Pfc. Paul R. Hylton entered the Army with the first National Guard unit and has been overseas 2 ½ years. His wife, the former Daisy Westbrook, lives with her parents in Spray. Both men are sons of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Hylton.

Pvt. Bryan D Caston, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Caston, is now somewhere in Germany and has been overseas about three months. Mr. Caston is a foreman in the Woolen Mill.

Billie D. Tudor, S 1/c, is at present located somewhere on the West Coast. His wife is the former Miss Louise Haynes of Spray.

Pvt. Leroy Smart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smart of Draper is now somewhere overseas, presumably in Germany, and has been in service about a year. He was formerly employed in the Blanket Mill.

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