Word has been received that Pfc. Jack R. Chuda of the Marine Corps has been killed in action [July 26, 1944] somewhere in the Pacific. Private Chuda had been in the Marine Corps since May, 1942. At San Diego he was the outstanding member of his training platoon. Assigned to a gun crew aboard the U.S.S. Chicago, he and members of the gun crew were mentioned in press dispatches for staying with their guns to ward off enemy planes as the cruiser was sinking. Later he volunteered for the Marine Raiders, and had been in several of the most important Pacific battles.
Chuda worked in the War Department finance office here, before going into the service. He was officer of De Molay, of the Young Builders of Kiwanis, and of the young people’s organization of First Presbyterian Church.