The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for May, 1943
ship on which he went overseas. Captain Mann
was given command of the Candidate School
immediately upon landing.
As an undergraduate at Idaho Brother Mann
was very active in affairs of 4>A6, and was honored with the presidency of the chapter in his
senior year. He refused the office, however, to
serve as house manager. He was also a lieutenant
colonel in the R.O.T.C. at Idaho.
ROBERT CHARLES HUNTER, Oregon '33, is a first
lieutenant in the Army, serving as a Finance
Officer in the Aleutians. He had served in the
same capacity at Fort Stevens, Ore., before receiving his Alaskan assignment.
CLAUDE HAROLD WILEY, Union '38, entered serv-
ice with the U. S. Navy as an ensign December
29, 1941. He was assigned to the Aviation Supply office in Philadelphia where he is still stationed. On March 1, 1943, Brother Wiley was
advanced to the rank of lieutenant (jg).
WaBUR FRANK HOFFECKER, Richmond
commissioned a second lieutenant oh March 11
when he was graduated from the Infantry Officers' Training School at Ft. Benning, Ga. He
entered the Army as a V.O.C. in July, 1942, and
had his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga. A
member of the New York City Alumni Club.
Brother Hoffecker reports that his roommate in
his present station at New Orleans is a Phi from
LEONARD WILSON BRUMM, Lawrence '23, has been
commissioned a lieutenant in the U. S. Naval
Construction forces, known as "Seabees." Lieutenant Brumm is completing a course of instruction at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va., at the conclusion of which construction battalions, to build
bases in the Pacific, will be organized. Brother
Brumm, who also served in World War I, is a
contractor in civilian life. Prior to his enlistment
he completed several airport paving projects for
FIRST LIEUT. ALBERT MCCABE HART, Wyo-
ming '40, is believed to be the first Army
Chaplain to lose his life in the present
war. Brother Hart died when the plane,
in which he was being transferred to a
new base, crashed in landing. He had
stayed behind at his post at an advanced
Allied Base in the Australian Zone to
deliver a sermon after his unit had broken
camp. He was the brother of Lieut. Fred
Murdock Hart, Wyoming '40.
ENSIGN HOWARD D. MINER, JR., Wabash '41
One of the "Black Sea Cats."
ENSIGN HOWARD DWIGHT MINER, JR., Wabash '41,
is seeing a lot of action in the Pacific theater of
war as a member of a band of Navy flyers
known as the "Black Sea Cats." The squadron
is a new one, formed late in the fall at about
the time Brother Miner received his wings at
Corpus Christi. In a letter to Headquarters accompanying a payment on his Palmer Fund
from somewhere in the Miner expresses the hope that the war will
be over soon, and that the "Black Sea Cats"
will have their part in ending it. He also
states that one of his cherished ambitions is to
visit the birthplace of <> A at Miami University
after the war.
CAPT. MAURICE DEWESE BEDWELL, JR., Florida
'40, who has been missing in action in the North
African theater of war since February 20, is now
known to be a prisoner of war in Germany. This
word was received April 26. Captain Bedwell entered the Army in 1940 as a Thomasson Act appointee immediately upon graduation from the
University of Florida. He was sent to North Ireland in April, 1942, and in December landed in
North Africa. He is the brother of Edward Elisha
Bedwell, Florida-Oklahoma '42.
DR. EDWARD HARKLESS DUNN, Chicago '23, is now
in service with the U. S. Marine Corps at New
River, N.C. His rating is that of heutenant
commander. Medical Corps, U.S.N.R. Brother
Dunn has been a practicing physician and surgeon in Elgin, IU., for the past sixteen years.