January 10, 1943
Bringing the Guion family up to date
Alfred (Lad) 28 years old last April. Corporal, Ordnance Dept. of Army, up to the middle of last month was stationed in Aberdeen, Md., where he has been teaching an advanced course in diesel engineering, — a subject with which he is thoroughly familiar and likes. Was sent to Flint, Mich., to observe Gen. Motors teaching methods in same subject, to resume his instruction work there. Address:
Cpl. Alfred P. Guion
Camp Santa Anita
Daniel 27 last October. Has technical rating as corporal of Engineers, now doing surveying work for U. S. Army near Lancaster, Pa. Gets home frequently and is enjoying Army life. Address:
Cpl. Daniel B. Guion
Co. D, 30th Engineers
Cedric 25 last June. Rated 1-A in draft but up to present still a civilian. Is mechanic in Alaskan airplane transportation company for almost 2 years. Holds airplane mechanics license and is learning to fly. Address:
Cedric D. Guion
P.O. Box 822
Elizabeth 24 this January 6th. Married, two fine little sons – – Raymond (3) and Martin (1½). Own their own home. Husband works in Singer Sewing Machine factory. Address:
Mrs. Raymond Zabel
142 Cornwall St.
Richard (Dick) 22 last August. In class 1-A but up to yesterday has been deferred because of work as machinist in Bridgeport factory. Next Tuesday takes his physical examination for induction. Wants to get in Signal Corps. Lives at home.
David 17 last September. A Junior in high school where he is taking a commercial course, enjoying it and doing well in his studies. Works at my office every afternoon where he is of considerable help in these days of labor shortage. Singing in local church choir.
(As far as the old man himself, outside of time spent in making out multitudinous government forms and reports, he is trying to earn enough to buy a quarter pound of butter occasionally when there is any for sale, and still have sufficient remaining for an occasional package of pipe tobacco. Address:
(Home) P.O. Box 7, Trumbull, Conn.
(Office) Alfred D Guion & Co., Inc., 871 Main St., Bridgeport, Conn.