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Franz T. Fisher, 1917-1945


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/23/2009 at 09:39:36

Franz T. Fisher Killed in Action Feb. 6 in Germany

Telegram Received by His Father on Tuesday.

Pfc. Franz T; Fisher was killed in action Feb. 6 while serving with the quartermaster's corps in Germany, his father, Anton Fisher of Estherville was notified Tuesday by a telegram from the war department.

The telegram said:

"The secretary of war asks that I assure you of his deep sympathy in the loss of your son, Pfc. Franz T. Fisher. Report received states he died six February in Germany. Confirming letter follows. Adjutant General."

The last letter received by Mr. Fisher from his son was dated Feb. 1 and he wrote he was fine and that everything seemed to be going well. He also said he “expected and hoped the war to be folded up in a short time."

Private Fisher entered the service Jan. 15, 1941, and received his training in Alabama and Washington, D. C. In October, 1941, he was sent to England where he was stationed with the 29th division.

Surviving Private Fisher are his father, and three half-sisters, Mrs. William Hanson, Mrs. George Hunt and Mrs. Clarence Scott, all of Estherville.

Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; February 22, 1945.


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