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Young Benton Soldier Dies in N. Guinea - Benton County News (special to Daily Times)
Harold Otis Vig

Norway, Jan. 30-- Pvt. Harold Otis Vig, 28, with the United States forces in New Guinea since October, has been listed as killed in action by the war department. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mandius Vig, were notified by telegram Thursday.

Vig was inducted into the army Jan. 4, 1941 and received his basic training at Camp Roberts, Cal. While there he received a certificate of excellence in heavy weapons. Before being transferred to New Guinea, he was stationed in Australia several months.

He was born June 13, 1914, at Norway. He attended the Norway school, and for 12 years was employed by the C. & N.W. Railway. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. S. O. Worland of Webster City, Mrs. C. G. Thompson, Mrs. E. T. Wolfe and Mrs. R. M. Farmer, all of Cedar Rapids; and five brothers, Thorger, Emil, Milo, Obed and Porter, all of Cedar Rapids.

Memorial services will be held at the Norway Lutheran church Sunday morning, Feb. 7.
Submitted on Jul 24, 2005 by
Nancy Montague,

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