Clipped From The Decatur Daily Review
Helps Find Million Dollars Decatur Soldier in Group Making Luzon Discovery Members of the 130th infantry sector of the 33d division which was originally the Illinois national guard group, recently uncovered nearly a million dollars, mostly in silver, somewhere on Luzon, according to a story which appeared in the "Guinea Pig," an army publication sent to Decatur by Pfc. Raymond Mounts, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Mounts, 1504 North Gu-lick avenue. According to the story, the American, Filipino, and. Chinese money which had been stolen by the Jap anese and buried in the islands, was uncovered by an exploding artillery shell. The captain in charge of the mission which first discovered the money, cautioned the soldiers to say nothing about the find and continued on to reach the objective. The next day the men returned and it took 10 Filipino workmen two days to uncover the find. Private Mounts, a member of the Illinois national guard, entered service nearly four years ago. He was formerly stationed in Hawaii and New Guinea.