Plymouth County

Sgt. V. C. Wilberding




Five Wilberding Brothers of Remsen and Brother-in-Law All in Service

REMSEN, IA. --Special--
Five sons of Joseph C. Wilberding of Remsen and a son-in-law are doing their part in helping to bring hostilities to a speedy conclusion:

The sons are:

First Lt. Emil C. Wilberding, 32, who enlisted three years ago in January and is now stationed at Fort Warren, Wyo.

Sgt. V. C. Wilberding, 30, who enlisted four years ago and is how serving in a post-office in New York City. He was a member of Company K, national guard unit of Le Mars, and was wounded in action April 29, 1943. He has received the purple heart.

Ensign J. H. Wilberding, 25, enlisted eight years ago and is now on duty in the Pacific. He is serving on an L. S. T.

Sgt. J. A. Wilberding, 21, enlisted three years ago in August and is in the army air corps. He is stationed in Mississippi.

Seaman First Class Eddie Wilberding, 18, is the youngest of the sons. He enlisted last June and is now on duty in the Atlantic.

The son-in-law is Gunner's Mate Third Class George L. Vasser, 23, husband of the former Elsie Wilberding. He enlisted in the navy three and a half years ago and is now serving in the Pacific.

There are six daughters in the Wilberding family. Two are married, three, are at home and one is employed in Cherokee.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 27, 1945 (individual photos included)