Central Illinois Soldiers to Alaska
Fifteeh of the sixteen central Illinois soldiers pictured above have been sent to Alaska from Fort Lawton, near Seattle, Washington. Sgt Walter H. Brazelton of Springfield, Illinois, in the light shirt in the center of the front row, dropped into Springfield today with this picture taken at Fort Lawton. He has finished duty in Alaska and is ow entroute to Fort Benning, Georgia, officers training and subsequently a commission. Brazelton has been in the army about three years. He said the above group, excluding himself, arrived i a group and were dispatched in a group to Alaska.
Pictured in the front row , left to right, are: John Baker, 516 West Hay: Alfred Alessandrini 316 Union: Orthella Alley, 2818 South Walnut: Brazelton: John Roscetti, Riverton: Glenn L. Sabens, Pawnee: Albert F. Drone, Pawnee. Center row:Robert F. Bergsneider, Franklin: Earl Gardner, 2143 South Twelfth : Thomas Holmes 219 North Daniel: Roy L. Johnston, 533 North Wesley. Back row: Raymond T. Newell, Ashland: Joe Friend, Decatur: John McCarthy 929 North Fifth; Robert Snow, 1859 South Sixteenth: and Leonard Roberts, 1512 South Seventh.