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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – February 21st, 1944

Friday, February 21st, 2020

 

Lassen County’s Cadet Corp in 1941 ~ Lassen Historical Society

Cadets Assist in Fund Drive
February 21, 1944

One of the most generous and spontaneous gestures of fund giving in Lassen county since the start of the war, followed a letter from the regional office requesting a 10-cent contribution be made by each cadet of the civil aeronautic war training school in Susanville for the Infantry Paralysis Foundation.

According to resident naval officer, Lieut. F. O. Reed, when he made the announcement to the boys, requesting a possible 25-cent donation if the felt able to afford it, instant and enthusiastic bidding resulted.

The boys raised each bid made to outdo one another in their contributions. Within an hour the sum of over $500 was raised, an amount totaling more than $6.50 per cadet. Two of the cadets were known to have contributed $25 each.

According to the officers at the school, the spirit of the cadets is even more noteworthy when taken into consideration wages amounts to $75.

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