March 16, 1944
SERVICES ACCEPT TEN OF ELEVEN SENT TO BLANDING
Eleven men from here went to Camp Blanding Monday for their physical examination and acceptance or rejection for service. Only one was rejected.
Those accepted for service are Clark Luke, WILLIAM BRYAN, Jimmie Hargett, Harold McAlexander, James Miller, Virgil Decker, Herbert Gray, Richard Cantrell, Joseph Dorenstreich, George Arnold Shamblem, Jr., and Hoke Cobb Minor.
Jimmie Hargett, Harold McAlexander and Herbert Gray are scheduled for navy, Cantrell for either army or navy, the others for the army except Shamblen who was rejected.
Since Blanding is no longer a camp for induction, these men, when next called, will go to Atlanta, Ga. for induction. Since McAlexander and Hargett are in the last half of their senior year in high school, it is expected that they will be allowed to finish before being called into service.
Each of these men are Flagler county registrants except Gray, from Hastings; Minor from Georgia; and Dorenstreich from Brooklyn.
October 11, 1945
...... the following men perhaps well known to you - are now just plain Mister Civilian. They have been given honorable discharges from Uncle Sam’s fighting forces ..... WILLIAM A. BRYAN