Families waited and watched news reports for information about their servicemen sons and daughters. The waiting was difficult. Patience ran thin, fearing the next knock on the door was delivery of the dreaded telegram from the War Department.  Many parents had more than one son in combat, somewhere in the war zone. Often specific detail as to the exact whereabouts of their loved one was unknown. Every piece of mail received from the serviceman or woman was welcomed with much anticipation. Younger brothers followed the path older brothers took by answering the call to enlist. Parents stood strong as they said goodbyes, praying that it would not be the final time. See the WWII years news links below-written and submitted by War Correspondent, FRANK MILES, who was born and reared in Iowa.

Link: All About Frank Miles - War Correspondent 1944-1945

Index Link to newspaper correspondence -- Many Iowa Military Personnel Mentioned.

Date - Newspaper Title

Headline Reads:

29 Aug 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette

Miles Visits Grave of Son

31 Aug 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette

Meets Iowans on Rome Visit

04 Sep 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Mason Cityans in Italy

13 Sep 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Three Wounds

16 Sep 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Miles, Clark Go on Tour
21 Sep 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Tells of Flight thru Flak
25 Sep 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Thinks No GI's to Be Radical
02 Oct 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Little Interest in Fall Election
05 Oct 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Mason Cityan Given Miles Praise
10 Oct 1944 – Mason City Globe-Gazette Awards to 2 Iowans
11 Oct 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Schedule of Chaplain Full
13 Oct 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette 34th Division Made History
17 Oct 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Find Iowans Visit to the Front
20 Oct 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Witnesses Capture 2 Nazis
23 Oct 1944 - Muscatine Journal News-Tribune German Shelling
24 Oct 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Iowan Serves in Brazil Force
25 Oct 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Visits Negro Unit in Iowa
26 Oct 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Interviews Men With 5th Army
28 Oct 1944 – Mason City Globe-Gazette Iowan Helps Miles
30 Oct 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Red Cross Clubs Popular
01 Nov 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Miles Enters Town after its Capture
02 Nov 1944 - Muscatine Journal News-Tribune Deep Mud in North Italy
06 Nov 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Sees Wounded From Battle
10 Nov 1944 - Mason City Globe-Gazette Iowan's Heroic Work Revealed
   
   
   
   
   
   

29 Aug 1945 - Postville Herald

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