Yankton Press & Dakotan
October 18, 1941 (Evening); p. 1, col. 6
YANKTON MAN NOW COLONEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 AP — The promotion of 135 regular army lieutenant colonels, including cavalry officer Arthur H. Truexes of Yankton, S. D., to the temporary rank of colonel was announced today by the war department.
Virtually all the officers have been performing the duties of colonels, such as regimental commanders, and their temporary promotion was in line with a department policy of giving officers the rank commensurate with their assignments.
Permanent promotion to colonel is based on seniority, but the temporary promotions were made on a selection of the officers’ records in the performance of their duties, particularly since the start of the emergency.
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