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Donald W. Niemoth 1914-1943


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/20/2010 at 17:15:46

Niemoth is Dead In Jap Camp
Word has been received in Estherville by Mrs. Marie Niemoth of the death of her son, Pfc. Donald W. Niemoth, in a Japanese prison camp.

Mrs. Niemoth received the telegram telling her of her sonís death from Lieut. Gen. Holcomb of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He had written regularly to his family until war broke out in the Philippines, where he had been stationed for some time. He entered the marines the first of August, 1940, and after eight weeks of basic training in San Diego, Calif. was sent to the Philippine Islands, where he was stationed at the marine barracks at Cavite.

Pfc. Niemoth was taken prisoner by the Japanese when Cavite was evacuated. Mrs. Niemoth received word that he was a prisoner March 22.

He attended the Estherville public schools and was graduated from the Sheldon high school in 1931. He was employed by the Woodley and Doolittle hatcheries in Estherville before he entered the marines.

Pfc. Niemoth was born April 2, 1914 in St. Peter, Minn. to Theodore and Marie Niemoth. Mr. Niemoth passed away in 1930.

He is survived by his mother, one sister, Mrs. Arthur Ziemer of Dunnell, Minn., and two brothers, Benny of Estherville and Hubert of Sheldon. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, September 23, 1943)


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