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This Day in Susanville History – June 21st, 1942

June 22nd, 1942

Lassen, Plumas and Sierra counties are completing the licensing of ten state militia groups, according to Recruiting Officer T.S. Brown.

Approximately 500 men between the ages of 16 and 65 have volunteered for the militia units throughout the town and rural areas in both cavalry and rifle companies.

Plans for joint ceremonies in connection with the mustering in of the various units are being considered in the Susanville area, which decided to combine sponsorship of two rifle companies.

The Veterans of Foreign War training school will form the nucleus of one company and will be joined by the 20-30 Club. The American Legion, Thomas Tucker Post 204, will sponsor the second company and will be joined by representatives of the labor groups in the local mills.

More than 150 Susanville district residents have joined the militia here, with membership divided equally between the two local companies.

Applications for licensing of the companies were submitted early this week to Governor Olson in Sacramento, with the mustering in of the militiamen to take place as soon as approval of state officials is received.

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Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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