DREESMAN, Clarence R. 1920-1944
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2017 at 14:09:28
Clarence Dreesm'n Killed With U.S. Army in Europe
Clarence Dreesman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dreesman, living at Holland, was killed in action with the American army now resisting the German drive in Europe. The message containing the bad news came to the family yesterday forenoon. A letter from the War Department will come later, giving more details. He would have been 25 years old on the 11th of next March.
Clarence Dreesman was inducted into the army August 21, 1942. Much of his preparatory training was received at Camp Gordon, in Georgia. He was sent overseas from there last fall. He ranked as a Tech. Corporal and was in the heavy artillery.
Clarence Dreesman was born in Grundy county and spent all of his life here until he went into the army.
Surviving are his parents, three brothers and three sisters. The brothers are Edwin, Glenn, who is in the U.S. Navy and now in the South Pacific, and Lloyd who is at home. The sisters are Mrs. Leon Gosling, Chicago; Mrs. Harm Aalfs, and Lois who is at home.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 January 1945, pg 1
Body Of Clarence Dreesman On Way Home From Europe
The body of T5 Clarence Dreesman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dreesman, is on the way home from Europe for reburial here. He lost his life in the service of his country in Europe during the late war. The body is being brought home on a transport with that of 81 other Iowa veterans who lost their lives in World War II. The body will be sent to the central distribution point at Chicago from which place it will be brought by a military escort.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 March 1949, pg 15
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