Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fortenberry: Furlough & Marriage, 1945 MS

Weldon W. Fortenberry
b c 1920
Son of: Willis Franklin Fortenberry

Sgt. Weldon W. Fortenberry Back From Pacific Area

Progress, Jan. 19-Sgt. Weldon W. Fortenberry of the Fifth Air Force arrived home Monday to spend a 20-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Fortenberry. Sergeant Fortenberry has been stationed in the Southwest Pacific for the past three years. Upon the expiration of his leave he will report to Miami, Florida, for further instructions.

Source: Sgt. Weldon W. Fortenberry Back From Pacific Area (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 22 Jan 1945) 5; digital image, accessed July 2018.

Malissia Dunn Bride of Sergeant Weldon Fortenberry

Progress. Feb. 2. A wedding of much interest in Progress and in surrounding communities as that of Miss Malissia Dunn, of Bude, Miss., to Sgt. Weldon W. Fortenberry.  The double ring ceremony was said briefly and impressively at the First Baptist parsonage Saturday, January 27 at 6:30 o’clock in the evening, with the Rev. Wyatt R. Hunter officiating. Attendants were Mrs. M. H. Blackwell of McComb, sister of the bride and Miss Pansy Fortenberry, sister of the bridegroom. The bride was lovely in a becoming white wool frock with which she wore black accessories. 

Mrs. Fortenberry is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Dunn of Bude, Miss., and has been employed at the Gulf States Utilities in Baton Rouge during the past eighteen months.

Sgt. Fortenberry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Fortenberry of Progress, is now enjoying  furlough home after serving for three years in the South Pacific. 

After his furlough he couple will go to Miami, Florida, where Sgt. Fortenberry will be given a new assignment.

Source: Malissia Dunn Bride of Sergeant Weldon Fortenberry (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 2 Feb 1945) 6; digital image, accessed July 2018.

1 comment:

  1. Three years in the South Pacific without injury and able to return home and get married. He was a Blessed man.


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