"Cal Price wrote
about this county's participation in the war effort from beginning to
end," she says. "He published letters from servicemen, printed
obituaries and kept us informed as 'his boys' transferred from place to
Price's column began under the
title "Our Army and Navy Boys." In later editions of the paper it
became "Our Boys in Service." The paper's archives contain many
letters that open with "Dear Cal" and close with "I hope to
see you soon. Your friend."
printed the Roll Call List - names drawn to report to the Courthouse on a
given day. All toll, there were over 1,500 who answered the call. Many came
with their suitcase in hand. When paperwork was completed they lined up on
the Courthouse steps to have their picture taken. The photographers looking
through the lens were Cal Gay and Harvey Bright.
ten photographs picturing about 500 unidentified men," says
Gudmundsson. "We need to identify these men. And, we need to locate
the remaining photographs."