KLINK, Lyle N. 1922-1945
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/5/2017 at 13:50:39
Lyle Klink Lost On Submarine
Lyle Klink, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Klink who for several years lived on a farm seven miles southeast of Grundy Center, lost his life on a U.S. submarine which was sunk by the Japs on October 7th, 1943. The submarine on which Lyle was serving was lost during an engagement with an enemy destroyer.
After the sinking of the submarine, Lyle Klink's parents were notified by the U.S. Navy that their son was "missing in action." A week ago the family, who now live on a farm near Atkins, Iowa, received a letter from the secretary of the Navy that their son was officially dead and that he had lost his life in the service of his country.
Lyle Klink would have been 24 years old on the 26th of this month. He graduated from the Reinbeck high school with the class of 1941. He enlisted in the Navy in Sept. 1941. He was selected to attend the submarine school at New London, Conn. His submarine for a time operated in the Atlantic and later was transferred to the Pacific.
The Klink family purchased a small farm near Atkins, Iowa, and moved there three years ago.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 January 1946, pg 1
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