Plymouth County

Sgt. Robert S. Gillespie





NEWS of the BOYS in the SERVICE  

Sgt. Robert S. Gillespie writes under date of April 20 that he had spent several days in Cairo, Egypt, and had visited the pyramids, the Sphinx and other points of interest.  In March he spent three or four weeks in north Africa visiting Tunis, Bizerte and other towns that figured in the north African campaign. His last letter said these were just stops on his way to an unnamed destination.  Sgt. Gillespie has for almost two years been in army intelligence.

Source:  LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, May 5, 1944

Sgt. and Mrs. Bob Gillespie have arrived in LeMars, and this is the last of the war for Bob, as he has received his discharge.  He went “for a year of training” with K Company and was eventually transferred to Army intelligence, where he served overseas in the Near East.  He was one of the last of the old K. Co. men to be discharged, as his work as intelligence agent was held to be essential.  After taking a little vacation, he will be associated with his father, J. C. Gillespie, with the LeMars Sentinel.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, October 22, 1945