Larchmont Gazette
1942 Year in Review


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FIRST LARCHMONT QUOTA SINCE MAY CALLED IN DRAFT

30 Men, Fifteen From Larchmont, Summoned For Service In U.S. Army

(February 12, 1942) Names of the men who will be inducted in the army from Draft Board No. 743, covering the Larchmont postal area and Scarsdale, early this month, were announced Tuesday from the Board’s headquarters and the Scarsdale High School.

Their 30 names in the list, and of this number, fifteen men are listed as residents of the Larchmont postal area, which includes the unincorporated Town of Mamaroneck section.

The Draft Board asked that the date the men are to report for induction not be published. This is the first group to be sent out by Draft Board No. 743 since last May, as its over-all quota has been kept up to part by enlistment.

The men from Larchmont are:

Harold K. Hamilton, 19 Forest Park Avenue
Charles J. Boyle Jr., 2 Willow Avenue
Stephen A. Lulaconi, 3 Byron Place
Robert B. Hanford Jr., 80 Summit Avenue
Gilbert Haggerty, 14 North Chatsworth Avenue
Frank Mirande, 91 Myrtle Boulevard
George D. Nichols, 59 Barnard Road
Warren B. Holby, 40 Vine Road
Charles D. Kennedy, 12 Locust Avenue
Robert F. Murphy, 27 Edgewood Avenue
Louis Sganga, 69 Murray Avenue
William H. Baldwin, 10 Oakdale Road
Robert C. Armstrong, 60 Howell Avenue
James Franco Jr., 450 Weaver Street
Miller Ullman, 2 Dante Street

Editor's Note: Charles J. Boyle, Jr. appears on Larchmont's World War II Memorial.


DRAFTEES INDUCTED THIS WEEK

(April 14, 1942) Another contingent of men from the Larchmont-Scarsdale Draft No. 743 area leaves this week for induction into the United States Army. Because the new Army procedure of having only a "screen" test of the registrants before sending them to the induction center, The Larchmont Times has decided not to publish the names of the draftees until the list of those accepted has been confirmed by the Army to the draft board.

This policy, it is expected, will eliminate embarrassment for those men fail to pass the rigid physical examination they must undergo at the induction center. Under the new procedure, many are rejected by Army physicians although they were sent forward by local physicians after having passed a casual "screen" examinations. While the contingent, including an unannounced a number of men, leave this week, it is expected that the list of those accepted will not be received by Board No. 743 until the early part of next week. The list will be published as soon as possible.


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