Plymouth County

Norman Berkenpas




SENEY: (Special Correspondence)

A large crowd of about 200 guests were present at a party in the hall Monday evening given in honor of the boys from our neighborhood who are in the armed services and home on furlough. The program for the evening commenced with community singing, short talk by the pastor, after which the boys took their places before the audience and given a cheerful hand clasp. Each one was interviewed as to his part of the service by Rev. L. E. Lombard. The remainder of the evening was spent socially. Lunch was served in closing. The honored guests were: Sgt. Donald Berkenpas of South Carolina, Pfc. Willie Olson, of Pennsylvania, Robert Zevenberger, Navy aviation, Corpus Christi, Tex., Norman Berkenpas, aviation cadet and Eddie Forman, apprentice seaman of Farragut, Idaho, and Cpl. Albert Olson, AAC of Scottfield, Ill.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, January 20, 1944