A “Bit” of Looking Back – Malakoff Boy Gets Naval Promotion (October, 1943)


Malakoff Boy Gets Naval Promotion

From The Malakoff News|
Friday, October 29, 1943

News reached the city early this week of the recent promotion of Wilson Rogers to the rating of Aviation Machinist First Class in the United States Navy.  Young Rogers is a son of Mrs. Cecil Jackson of the Brown Community.

Aviation Machinist First Class Wilson Rogers

Enlisting in the service of the Navy on October 28th, 1940, Rogers received his initial training and schooling at Jacksonville, Florida, following which he was assigned to ship duty and the next few months his active service carried him to any points, including the battle area of North Africa.  He then returned to the States for further training at Boston, Norfolk, Virginia and other American stations.  Following his recent promotion, he was again assigned to ship, this time for duty off the West Coast.

Young Rogers was united in marriage in April, this year, to Miss Dorothy Moore of Greensboro, North Carolina.  His wife, according to Mrs. Jackson, is making plans to join her husband soon on the West Coast.

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