Citation: Albert L. Marting, ed., “Heroic Service,” Baldwin-Wallace Alumnus 21, no. 4 (1943): p. 5.
One of the highest honors that can be achieved by a man in the uniform of the United States Air Corps has come to Staff Sergeant Donald C. Gatchell of the class of '39, in the receipt of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Word of the recognition received came to Donald's parents from somewhere in India where he is serving in the Ferry Command. The new citation is the second to be bestowed upon Sergeant Gatchell, the Air Medal for Meritorious Achievement having been previously awarded. Details of activity leading up to the two awards are at present being withheld by the war censors.
Don enlisted in the Army in January, 1942, while teaching in Ashtabula High School. He is a native of Bucyrus and was a football and basketball star in his student days at Bald win-Wallace.
Citation: Kieth A. Peppers, 2020.
Arthur L. Goldsmith was a man of many talents. During his time at B-W, Goldsmith was a member of Theta Kappa Nu, played baseball, basketball, football, and ran track. He was named "Hardest hitting back in the state" in The Exponent. He became a Sergeant in the National Guard and fought in World War II.
Lury Gould graduated from Baldwin University in 1861, in the class of three girls, the boys having gone to the war. She is among the pioneers of the Alethean Society and has always watched its interests with affectionate solicitude and rejoiced in its prosperity. While a student here she united with the M. E. Church and has since been an earnest worker in the Church and Sunday School. In 1863 she married John Baldwin, Jr., son of the founder of Baldwin University. In 1881 Mrs. Baldwin was elected president of the B. U. Alumni Association, which honor was accorded her for eight years. In 1890 she compiled the Alumni Record and published it. She was elected trustee of Baldwin University in 1892, by the Alumni Association and re-elected in 1895, being the first woman to occupy this position. The death of her daughter, Philura, in 1892, and of her youngest son, Milton, in 1896, have cast a shadow of grief over an otherwise happy life which time can never efface.