World Gone By: In 1945, Pvt. Daniel of McCleary awarded Bronze Star for heroism

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75 years ago

February 10, 1945

Grayland cranberry growers chalking up a 30 percent increase in production for 1944, supplied 20 percent of the nation’s cranberries, Marcus L. Urann, founder and president of the Cranberry Canneries, Inc., here from Massachusetts, said today.

He also announced postwar plans for a complete new cannery to replace the Markham plant destroyed by fire some time ago, and said immediate construction of a big freezer unit at Markham awaits only WPB approval. He said local berrymen had met with government officials in Seattle and returned with a “bright outlook” report.

50 years ago

February 10, 1970

A McCleary Army man, PFC Daniel R. Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Daniel, has been awarded the Brozne Star for heroism in Vietnam.

He was awarded the Bronze Star for “heroic actions on Dec. 4, 1969 while serving with Co. C. 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry. While on a night operation elements of Co. C came in contact with a large enemy force.

“Immediately, Private Daniel began placing devastating fire on the enemy position. With complete disregard for his own safety, Private Daniel exposed himself to enemy fire as he assaulted the hostile positions.”

Daniel worked at Simpson Timber Co before joining the Army in May 1969. He has been in Vietnam since October.

25 years ago

February 10, 1995

Guys like Dave Red and Steve Brown, who repair VCRs and install satellite dishes by day and moonlight with minivans full of Karaoke gear, may never crack the top 40, but that’s what they used to say about Nirvana and the Melvins.

What Reed and Brown have been up to for the past year smells more like middle-age crazy than teen spirit, but it’s only rock ‘n’ roll and they love it.

Reed, a founding member of the Harbor’s legendary Beachcombers, one of the top bands in the Northwest during the ’60s, has teamed up with Brown, a native of Raymond, to produce two CD albums being released this weekend.

Reed’s “Sake Sampler” is a “killer collection of rock, pop and even country,” says Stan Foreman, the Hoquiam native who is now Northwest director of promotion and marketing for Capitol Records.

Brown’s bluesy album is called “Lonely.” He has some help from Reed and other friends but all 10 songs were written, recorded and engineered and mastered by Brown at his Toy Box Studio in Raymond.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom