Wapello County

T/4 Charles Summers




Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Summers of 131 North Ransom street received a letter today from their son, Charles (Chuck) Summers, written on March 20, from a prison camp in Germany.

Summers, technician fourth grade in the army medical corps, was reported missing in action in the African campaign last February.  He now says he is “doing well and fine and has a good place to sleep.” While he says nothing about the food in the camp, he says that he gets the Red Cross boxes and that “they are swell.”

Thanksgiving was the last word he had from home when he received candy and other good things, and it has required four months for this letter to reach his parents from the German prison camp.

Source: Ottumwa Daily Courier, July 19, 1943