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French, John promoted Feb 1945

 
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Mary S Taylor



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:03 pm    Post subject: French, John promoted Feb 1945 Reply with quote

Pacific Grove Tribune Fri., Feb. 6, 1945
Promoted
Capt. John H. French Now in New Guinea

Somewhere in New Guinea – John H. French, on military leave frm the faculty of Beverly Hills high school, has been promoted to the rank of captain in an antiaircraft artillery gun battalion. Prior to his present assignment he served for a year on Guadalcanal. Capt. French’s wife and son, Michael, reside in Berkeley, while his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. French, are resident sof Pacific Grove. At the time he entered the Army as a volunteer officer candidate in June, 1942, Capt. French was an instructor in mathematics at Beverly Hills high school. He received basic training at Camp Callan, Cal., then attended officer candidate school at camp Davis, N.C., where he was commissioned a second lieutenant in December, 1942. Later he was stationed at Camp Stewart, Ga., and went through the Louisiana maneuvers. Capt. John French was more often called “Harry” by his friends on the Peninsula.
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