Hamilton County


Lt. Harold Harry Hanson




All For Naught

Mrs. Harold Hanson of this city has just received a copy of The Stars and Stripes, weekly newspaper of the U.S. armed forces in the British Isles, which was mailed to her by her husband nearly a month ago. Included in the issue were pictures of several Iowa boys training at their various duties and also this following little article about 1st Lieut. Kenneth Nichols of this city.

SOMEWHERE IN NORTHERN IRELAND—The shortage of eggs had 1st Lt. Kenneth Nichols, of Webster City, Iowa, dreaming nights about fried eggs, baked eggs—any kind of eggs.

When his battalion bought a number of chicks, he jumped at the chance to care for them. Now he’s back dreaming of eggs again. All the chicks are roosters.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA – June 22, 1942

Harold Harry Hanson was born Apr. 12 1919 to Henry John and Tillie Klaver Hanson. He died Aug. 25, 2002 and is buried in the Union Cemetery, Elbow Lake, MN.

Harry was a sergeant in Company E, 134th Infantry Division in the Iowa National Guard when World War II began. He was activated and served as an Army First Lieutenant in Ireland and Italy. He was the proud holder of the Bronze Star.

Source: ancestry.com