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Four Sons In Service

Herald of July 27, 1944

For the greater part of a year a Martinsburg family had four sons in the armed services during the present war. The parents are Mr. and Mrs. William Butler of Mansard street, West Martinsburg. The sons are: Sergeant Ira Dean Butler, Sergeant Walter E. Butler, Corporal Robert Glenn Butler, and William H. Butler, now in private life, having been discharged last November because of physical disability. The other three are still in service, all being on foreign duty.

Staff Sergeant William Walter Barley, aged 23, son of Mrs. Nellie Barley of 227 Main street, Roaring Spring, is missing somewhere over Austria in Europe, since July 8, according to a telegram received Monday by the mother from the war department, The young man had been a turret gunner on a B-17 with the 15th air corps.

Sergeant Chester Paul Mauk, a former resident of Fredericksburg, was killed in action during the invasion in France on June 23, according to word just received by his aunt, Mrs. Louis G. Ehredt of West Martinsburg.


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