Saturday Tidbits

Seneca Youth to U.S. Marines

Dwight Rickman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rickman, leaves today for Kansas City where he will complete arrangements to go to San Diego for enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps. Dwight’s examining physician, Dr. H. G. Snyder, pronounced him a perfect specimen of physical manhood.. He weighs about 205 pounds. Two other boys have taken preliminary steps to enlistment in the U.S. Navy.

The Courier Tribune, June 27, 1940, page 2

Letters Home

Dwight Rickman, with the Marines, writes his parents he has completed the preliminary training and was returning to the base at San Diego yesterday. He is eligible to the marine school, has received a medal for efficiency.

The Courier Tribune, August 19, 1940, page 3.

Dwight Rickman, in his weekly letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Rickman, says that he received a first rating Sept. 21 and was enrolled in “C” School Marines Corps Base, San Diego. His address is Private Dwight C. Rickman, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, Calif.

The Courier Tribune, October 3, 1940, page 3.

Dwight H. Rickman, Private First Class, U.S. Marines has a new address. It is 5th Division, U.S.S. Astoria, Long Beach, California.

The Courier Tribune, November 4, 1940. page 3.

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