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Lt. Eleanor Henrickson




NEWS of the Boys in the Service.

Lt. Eleanor Henricksen has arrived safely at an evacuation hospital in northern India. She writes her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Henrickesen of Alton, that she is enjoying her work but finds the climate very hot. She is an Army nurse. Mail from her arrives in from three to four weeks and mail to her address goes through APO 689, New York.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, August 10, 1943

Brother, Sister From Alton Home After Army Service

Alton, Ia.—Special: T-5 Robert Henrickson and his sister, Lt. Eleanor Henrickson, are home on leave at the parental C. Henrickson home, enjoying a reunion after years of separation in distant parts of the world.

Bob arrived here from Camp Blanding, Fla., and his sister from Van Nuys, Cal., after being separated for four years by a much wider distance.. Bob left with Company I from Sheldon in 1941 for training at Camp Claiborne, La., then to Africa where he won a decoration for extraordinary bravery, then to Italy and finally to the United States on furlough last year. After his furlough, he was assigned to Camp Blanding.

Lt. Eleanor volunteered for overseas service with the Army Nurses Corps and journeyed to India and Burma. After several attacks of sinusitis, Lt. Henrickson was invalided to the United States on an airlines hospital ship. She was a patient at Van Nuys hospital for some time, but is now on duty again. She left Tuesday for her job.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 24, 1945