The Caddo Herald
February 26, 1942
News of Caddo Boys in Uncle Sam’s Service in Diverse Places
Joe Wallace Gibson is in the Navy now, having successfully met all requirements. He was formerly with the First State Bank here and was chosen to be city treasurer.
Mike Hardy was accepted as a naval cadet this week, and is now at home awaiting call. Mike is a graduate o f Caddo High School and is the son of Mrs. Bert Black. He is a fine upstanding lad, who will do his bit for America.
A former Caddo boy, Alfred E. Jones, nephew of A. E. Boydstun, was listed Friday among the Americans taken prisoner by Japanese when they took Wake Island. Alfred, who was a civilian worker, is a son of Mrs. Lucetia Jones. He had been living in San Bernadino, California eighteen years. The Red Cross reports that American prisoners are well treated in Japan.
Mark Davis was home last weekend from Camp Barkley. He is now a sergeant.
R. A. Whisenhunt left Monday to report for duty with the Marines. He has been on leave since his troop got back home from Iceland.
Mrs. Frank Mealey, formerly Miss Mabel Jones is in Caddo for the duration, her husband being a naval officer located in Massachusetts.
Mrs. Clarence Bunch is making her home for the duration with her father Sam Killebrew, her husband being in the Army.
Keota Freeny is Now a United States Marine
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Freeny received word from the Maine Base in Arizona that their son Keota became a member of the Marines, February 20, having successfully passed the mental, moral, and physical tests to be a member of that famous bunch of fighting freemen.
Keota is a graduate of the Caddo High School, was raised hereabouts, and has a younger brother, Bob, who was at Pearl Harbor when the Japs made their sneak attack Dec. 7.