WWII and Omega - The Rattle, September 1944

As appeared in The Rattle - Vol. XXXIII No. 1 - September-October 1944

The Rattle, September-October 1944

OVERSEAS SERVICE NEWS
Overseas service has been experienced by a number of men from Omega (Penn State). Capt. J. A. Genther, was injured at Anzio, but recovered sufficiently to help establish the beachhead at Normandy as he had at Sicily and Salerno. Capt. A. I. Kahn, away from this country for three years, is now in England after 25 months in Iceland. Major S. Dale Kaufman, has been in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Trinidad, for three and a half years. Capt. Malcolm M. MacKay, has recovered from wounds sufficiently to walk without crutches. Plenty of action has been seen by Edward B. Webb, navy lieutenant, as he was based both on aircraft carriers and Guadalcanal. He is test flying in this country until fall. Lt. (jg) Paul Hardwick was on the LST boat about which W. C. Heinz, New York Sun correspondent, wrote in his Cherbourg invasion stories. John Moore, '42, was evacuated to England from Normandy after receiving a minor leg injury. Lt. Gerald T. Karver, Penn State's outstanding miler, who forecasts weather and briefs pilots on weather conditions in Italy, reports that the ruins of Naples are more complete than those of Pompeii. Lt. (jg) H. B. Wodock, has been in the Marshalls.

WHAT IS IT WORTH TO YOU?
Just what does it mean to a man overseas to know that an effort is being made to keep his chapter alive? Here’s an answer from 1st Lt. John M. Metzger, Penn State, anticipating action in France and Germany” “Enclosed is a check for $52.50, one ‘house bill.’ This doesn’t begin to pay what Theta Chi has meant to me”

GOLD STARS
George Harkness, Penn State, ’39 - 1942

MISSING IN ACTION
Lt. (jg) Reed Held, Penn State, ’44, has been missing since January 4 after 65 missions to his credit as a radar officer

ARMY NAVY AIR MEDALS
Lt. Wayne A. Stover, Penn State, ’38

Theta Chi of PSU

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