Melvin C. Fouts 1924-1945
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/9/2011 at 23:48:44
Private Melvin Fouts Missing Since March 1
Fighting on Belgian Front with Army
Pvt. Melvin C. Fouts, son of Ross Fouts of Estherville, is reported missing in action since March 1 in Belgium. Word from the government was received this week by Mrs. Melvin Fouts who lives at Fairmont. She notified Mr. Fouts of the message.
Private Fouts, who attended public schools of Estherville, joined the signal corp three years ago in November and attended a signal corp school at Des Moines. Shortly after completing his work in the signal corp school, Fouts enlisted in the regular army services. He was first stationed in California, then in Pennsylvania and later was sent overseas.
Private Fouts has been stationed overseas almost a year. He was first in England, later transferred to France and most recently has been in Belgium. The last letter received by Mr. Fouts from his son was written almost four months ago. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, March 22, 1945)
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