WWII 32nd Station Hospital | WWII Africa to Caserta Italy
| Willard O. Havemeier WWII
More friends and the local area
Sgt. Walter Butler was our supply sergeant
the entire time our unit operated overseas. He out-lasted
several supply officers because he was well trained and did
his job very well. He was in charge of supplying the
needs of enlisted men: uniforms, etc. He was also in charge
of medical supply which required a great deal of work. We
called him "Whimpy"; he and I have secrets which are known
only to us.
Captain William C. Sommermeyer who
was our supply officer. He did a splendid job under
very difficult circumstances in that our supply depot was
100 miles away on treacherous two lane roads which required
a 2 1/2 ton truck to make this trip almost every day.
CWO Thomas J. Haggerty had various administrative assignments
which included assistant
registrar and assistant unit adjutant. He was a terrific
baseball player and very good friend of mine. He was
fun to have as a boss and had a good sense of humor.
Local boys shining shoes
for our men.
Arab funeral procession. The body is placed on a rack
carried by bearers who are preceded by professional
chanters; their chanting had some kind of rhythm which we
could imitate after we were there a while. We could hear them
In the Bazaar
Local Craftsmen: Furniture
Maker and Metal Worker