1944 . . .

Our Neighbors

Sioux City Journal
23 February 1944

Alta, Iowa— Dale Hayes, who is in the navy and is taking his boot training at Ottumwa, Iowa, is spending a leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hayes.

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Moser recently received word that their son, Don Moser, of Fort Ord, California was raised in rank to staff sergeant.

Petty Officer First Class Duwaine C. Christensen and Mrs. Christensen, of Brooklyn, N.Y., have been visiting with Mrs. Chris Larson.

Danbury, Iowa—Lieut. Guy Johnson and his sister, Eva Johnson, a Red Cross worker, formerly of Danbury but now of Parkersburg, Iowa met in England recently where both are stationed. Their father was Clarence Johnson, former publisher of the Danbury Review.

Top Sargeant Eldon Schweizer of the amphibian engineers, Camp Gordon, Florida has been home on a 16-day furlough visiting his family.

Corporal Francis Fuchs, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fuchs, is attending army communications school at Fort Knox, Ky.

Elmer Ahlwardt, who has spent several years in the navy and took part in three major battles in the Mediterranean, has been advanced to the rank of warrant officer. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Ahlwardt.

Darrold Rogge, seaman first class coast guard is home on a furlough visiting his mother, Mrs. Pearl Rogge.

Bill Riecke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Riecke, is taking his boot training at Farragut, Idaho.

Staff Sergeant Ed Schuyler has moved from Kelley field, Tex. to Kearns, Utah.

Donald Reimer and John Christopherson, who have completed their boot training at Farragut, Idaho, are home on leave.

Private First Class Robert Young is home on his first furlough in four years visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Young. Young had been stationed in Alaska.

Private First Class Fred Oberreuter of Shreveport, La., is home due to the illness of his mother, Mrs. Mary Oberreuter.

Sergeant James Cord, who was stationed at Camp Wallace, Texas, has left for his new post in California after a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Cord.

Sanborn, Iowa—Special; Delbert Johnston, corporal technician killed in action January 3, 1944, has been awarded posthumously the purple heart, which will be presented to his sister, Mrs. Willard Casey of Boone.

John Nissen, chief petty officer, is spending a leave here with his father, John Nissen, Sr. and sister, Mrs. Elliot Sheeley. He has been stationed at Pearl Harbor.

Sergeant John Sarlaas returned to Fort Dix, N.J/ after visiting Mr. and Mrs. William Van Rockel.

Salix, Iowa—Henry Alfred Bertrand, fireman second class, has returned to Bremerton, Washington after spending a short leave in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bertrand. He has been stationed in the Aleutian Islands and wears a bar showing that he has taken part in northern Asiatic campaigns.