The SCROLL of Phi Delta a for September, 1942
WILLIAM JOHN HEWETT, Case '36, has been cited
CoL. ADRIAN SAINT JOHN, Vermont
by the Army for his part in the rescue of two
boys from drowning, in Monterey Bay, Calif.
"The citation reports that the heroic act occurred on the night of March 7, while the
soldiers were on patrol duty near the Bay. Learning that a kayak, in which the two boys had
been sailing two hundred yards from shore, had
capsized, the men immediately rushed to the
Unable to see the boys struggling in the water
because of the darkness, the soldiers entered the
water and swam around seeking the boys, aided
only by the faint cries of distress.
The rescue was pictured in the citation as
taking place "in extremely rough seas, among
treacherous rocks and under extremely trying
conditions, including coldness of the water and
heavy seaweed growth which hampered swimming."
The soldiers swam about for more than ten
minutes, until the two youths were found by
Corp. Horton and Pvt. Hewett. Then all aided
in bringing the boys to shore, where artificial
respiration was administered.
The citation adds that "The act, performed
by the soldiers without regard to their own
safety reflects great credit on themselves
and the military service."
of seven officers of the United States Army on
whom was conferred the Order of the Purple
Heart for meritorious service in Burma, as announced by Lieut. Gen. Stilwell's Headquarters
in India. Colonel Saint John, of the chemical
warfare service, snatched trucks and jeeps and
other lease-lend equipment out of Rangoon directly under Japanese guns and placed them in
the hands of Chinese fighting forces. What he
was unable to deliver to the Chinese he destroyed. Each citation said that the recipient's
service "reflected great credit on the military
forces of the United States."
DR. DANIEL MITCHEL MCHENRY, Gettysburg
a member of the dental staff at Harrisburg State
Hospital and a Temple University Dental School
graduate, has been commissioned an ensign in
the Naval Reserve, but will be allowed to finish
his dental residency before being called to active
duty. Dr. McHenry will be considered for a
lieutenancy, junior grade, upon completion of
his interneship. If accepted, he will be transferred from the Hospital Corps to the Naval
Reserve's Dental Corps. He received his D.D.S.
degree from Temple in 1942.
'14, was one
LIEUT. CHESTER LOUIS MIZE, JR., Kansas '39, U. S.
Navy, has been named assistant training officer
and range officer at the Navy's school for radiomen, located at Indianapolis. He is one of the
officers in charge of some five hundred Navy
enlisted men who were chosen for specialized
training in radio after a series of aptitude tests
given during their recruit training period. Prior
to his enlistment, he was in the hardware business at Atchison, Kan.
RICHARD PATRICK CONNIFF, Whitman
'44, has en-
tered West Point, appointed from the State of
Washington. He completed his sophomore year
at Whitman, where he made a good scholastic
record and played varsity basketball.
He is the son of Major WILLIAM JOHN CONNIFF,
Alabama '02, city attorney of Port Angeles,
Wash. Major Conniff is a member of the Americanism Co-ordinating Committee of the American Legion.
LIEUT. EUGENE ADOLPH WAHL, Wabash '39, U. S.
Army Air Corps, now serving in Australia, has
been given two decorations, the Silver Star
medal for gallantry in action and the Order of
the Purple Heart for meritorious service. According to the scant announcements, he is credited with shooting down two Jap bombers and
two Zero planes.
CAPT. JOSEPH WALTHER, JR., DePauw '34, is a
Flight Surgeon in the U. S. Army Air Corps,
serving in the Pacific. He had the good fortune
to be in the Battle of Midway, and attended the
WALLACE ALLEN MACDONALD, Butler
'37, of In-
dianapolis, has received a Lieutenant's commission in the cavalry, U. S. Army, and assigned to
Camp Riley, Kan.