FIRST OGDEN BOY TO RECEIVE CROSS OF WAR CABLES THAT HE HAS ESCAPED BULLETS OF HUNS The first Ogden man to be decorated for distinguished conduct, as far as reported, is E. A. "Ted" Littlefield. Mr. Littlefield, an automobile driver with the American forces, has been officially presented with the Croix de Guerre (cross of war) by the French government, an honor conferred only for the most gallant and heroic service. A cablegram was received today by Mrs. Mary Littlefield, 2528 Madison avenue, this afternoon telling of her son's honor. Ted Littlefield joined the French forces last summer and for some time was an automobile convoy driver with that army. He later secured a transfer to the American army and is now with the forces of his native country. In Ogden he was with the Cadillac company before going to the war. It was for his gallant service to France as a driver in its automobile division, it is presumed, that he has been decorated. Pinning of the cross on a soldier's breast carries with it the official salute of France, a kiss on either cheek and an embrace. The cablegram received by Mrs. Littlefield read, "Safe and received the cross of war by France.” JACK LITTLEFIELD IS IN FRANCE DOING HIS PART "Busy and well" is part of the terse message received today by Mrs. Mary A. Littlefield, 2528 Madison avenue, from her son Jack Littlefield in France. Mrs. Littlefield is the mother of three soldiers, who are in the service of Uncle Sam. They are Jack, Ted and Theron Littlefield. Jack was the last to "go across" and is now in the adjutant general's office. The letter was written on March 20 by Jack.The ambulance cover which was made recently by the students of the Ogden high school has been sent to Ted Littlefield, who is in service as an automobile driver with the American automobile convoy branch. Theron Littlefield is in one of the forestry regiments. Jack Littlefield was formerly assistant city attorney of Ogden and was clerk of the city draft board when it was first organized. EXAMINATIONS FOR MIDSHIPMEN AT ANNAPOLIS Two young men started to take th examination for midshipmen to the naval college at Annapolis this morning, at the Federal building. The two young men who aspire to be future admirals are Walter Browning, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Browning of Ogden and Walter Roche of Brigham City They were given the geometry test by W. H. Johnson, secretary of the local civil service commission. The examination will last for three days.This examination is perhaps the most rigid of any of the civil service and the percentage of successful applicants is very limited. Those who are passed in the examination are it line for a life career that is the source of envy of the young men.
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