The Salida Daily Mail, March 10, 1945:

Midshipman Thomas D. Nevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Nevens of 611 G St., Salida, Colo., was among 1,135 men commissioned as Ensigns, United States Naval Reserve, in ceremonies held Thursday in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City.

The group was the twenty-second class to be graduated from the oldest and largest Naval Reserve Officer Training School, and brings the total number of graduates from the Training Center to approximately 20,000.

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