Monday, November 5, 2007

Two Etna Boys Join The Navy (1917)

Columbia City Post ~ Wednesday, April 18, 1917

Otto Miller, sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Miller of Etna and Ronald Scott, nineteen year old son of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. C. Scott, also of Etna, left Friday evening enlist in the U. S. Navy. Both of the boys have been talking about it for some time and it is probable that they fancied that it would be a little more fun to slip off than to go in the regular way. Friends of Ronald think that he plans to enlist in the aviation corps. He is a splendid mechanic and he would make an ideal man for that branch of the service. Otto Miller is well known in this city, as he used to live here when his father worked at the B. F. McNear harness store. He is large for his age, and would pass for nineteen or twenty. He was in the first year high school, but young Scott has been out of school a couple of years. Both of the boys are particularly nice young men and if they are accepted they will become valuable units in the service.

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