A look back
This is the 58th anniversary of D-Day.
1944-June 6, Arlo Thurman Abercrombie is a new inductee into the U.S. Navy. (Mr. Abercrombie later taught and served as a principal in Morgan County schools for many years.)
1937-June 7, The U.S. Army recruiting officer announces that opportunities are open to young men for careers with the United States Army in Hawaii.
1943-June 8, Buddy Rodgers is now a second lieutenant in the Army Air Force, stationed at Craig Field in Montgomery.
1942-June 9, In its current issue the Enquirer published "Aloha No More," an article sent to the paper by Frank McDaniel who is working in the defense area at the Pacific Naval Air Base, Honolulu, T.H. "That long trench-grave" is an overwhelming reminder of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor back in December, Mr. McDaniel writes.
1921-June 10, The body of Private Charner L. Harp, one of Morgan's heroes who died abroad, was laid to rest today at Johnson's chapel near Danville. Pvt. Harp died in France November 12, 1918. Funeral services were conducted from the residence, one-half mile south of Austinville, the Rev. Moore officiating.
1941-June 10, "Here Comes the Navy," with James Cagney, an inspiring patriotic movie, is now showing at the Strand Theatre. It continues through tomorrow.
1943-June 11, Sgt. John McClanahan is at home from Alaska for a furlough with home folks.
1940-June 12, Edward Summers is scheduled to be posted soon at the aircraft tech school at Rantoul, Ill.
(Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart)