Kossuth County

Howard Smith



Lu Verne, Aug. 9—Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dimler, of LuVerne, received the following letter from their son Gordon Dimler, who is a prisoner of war in Germany:

“After hearing you have received some of my letters, I shall again write to you.

“I have been getting quite a bit of mail from you and also the packages you have sent so far.  I am feeling fine and glad to hear you folks are, too.  Give my regards to everyone and tell them all to write.

“Nancy Ann I suppose is quite a girl.

“I have also heard from Bette and Naomi. Tell Ann Smith I got her card and letter.

“Well not much more to say.  Tell Dad not to catch all the fish so I’ll have a few.  Will close.  Hoping to see you soon.”

Howard Smith is in the same camp in Germany and has been a prisoner, too, since February 17, 1943.  His mother is a widow, Mrs. Georgia Smith, living in LuVerne, and she heard just recently from Howard.  His address is Camp Stalag 3-B Germany, and Gordon’s address is Camp Stalag, 2-B, Germany.

Source:  Kossuth County Advance, August 10, 1944