THREE LITTLEFIELD BROTHERS ARE IN AMERICAN FIGHTING FORCES, TWO HAVING ALREADY REACHED. FRANCE WHILE THIRD EXPECTS TO SAIL SOON. Above the front door of a Madison avenue home, No. 2528. flies a United States service flag bearing three blue stars in its field of white. Within the home, with patriotism Radiating from every inch of her is an Ogden mother, Mrs. Florence Littlefield who has placed three of four sons upon the altar of liberty in the present world war and withes she had a dozen more to give to Uncle Sam in the same cause. Jack, Ted and Theron are the boys than whom Ogden has non better known or liked, who are now Rearing the olive drab and whom, their proud mother feels sure, will some day wear chevrons or straps. All three were born in the home from which the service flag now flies and were reared to manhood in Ogden. John C. Littlefield, eldest of the three, being two years above the selective draft age was last to enter the service, and second to reach the western theatre of war, in France, Edwin A. Ted, having preceded him by some six months. From early youth, Jack had military ambition and his thirty three years of life have been full of valuable experiences, leading up to his present situation. Following his graduation from the Ogden high school, he went to the U. S. naval academy at Anapolis. There he underwent six months of preparatory training, which was followed by two years on training ship as midshipman. Defective eyesight ended his naval career, but still having an ambition to get some where he obtained a position in the office of the Surgeon General of the U. S. Army at Washington. D. C. IN ARMY SERVICE While thus employed, he utilized his spare time in the study of law at George Washington university, graduated from that institution and then accepted a transfer to the law department of the U. S. forestry service. While connected wfth this division of the department of agriculture, his work was in the Arizona district. From Arizona, leaving the forest service for the quartermaster's department of the U. S. army, he went to San Francisco, Cal., and remained there about a year. He then resigned from the government, service, returned to Ogden and passed examination for admittance to the Utah bar. Shortly after he began the practice of law. John C. was appointed assistant city attorney of Ogden and during his incumbency attained a reputation as an unusually promising prosecutor. Then came the entrance of the United States into the world war, followed by the passing of the selective draft law. In the registration that followed shortly afterward, Attorney Littlefield gave valuable assistance to the city exemption board. When this work was concluded, he resigned his city office and went to San Francisco, where he obtained a clerical position in the paymaster's department of the army. In the meantime, he was continually active in his effort to get into a branch of the military service that would take him speedily to the fighting front ARRIVAL IN FRANCE Last February, the paymaster's clerk attained his desire and was enlisted in the adjutant, general's department as a field clerk. Within a week, he was in Ogden on his way over there. A brief visit with friends and relatives, mainly his mother, and Jack continued on his way. A brief message, received last week from the war department, announced to Mrs. Littlefield that John C. Littlefield had reached somewhere in France safely. His position as field clerk carries about the same rating as a lieutenant in other breaches of the service and his friends believe lie will return home at least a captain the lowest rank in the department. Edwin A. Littlefield. 30 years old, has been driving an ambulancein France since last October. Ted" is also a graduate of the Ogden high school and had ambitions of becoming an artist. His first venture into the world was when he took up the study of art in a school at Washington, D. C. Without completing the course, however, he left Washington and went to Arizona, where he roughed it several years in the construction business, both as aa employee and contractor. He abandoned this line of work, returned to Ogden about five years ago and shortly afterward won the heart and hand of Marguerite Wattis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Wattis. His wife and a four-year-old son, share the pride of his mother in his present devotion to his country's cause. Shortly after his marriage, Ted engaged in the automobile business, becoming an expert automobile mechanic. Last summer, he had several ribs broken in an accident, but as soon as he felt physically fit again, he enlisted in the ambulance corps of the army, passed the examination and was sent to France. He has written many interesting letter from the war zone. TRAVELLED IN EUROPE Theron, youngest of the soldier trio, was first to go abroad, his visit to Europe, however being made before the war was started. He graduated from the Ogden high school
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