Lieut. Henry Bender



Lieut. Henry Bender, who arrived from overseas the early part of the month, reached the base hospital at Fort Des Moines this week and hopes to get home on a furlough soon. He was shot through both legs and one has healed very
slowly and for months he had to get around in a wheeled chair. He is now using crutches and can walk a little and his friends here are hoping his recovery may be complete. Lieut. Bender was one of the first, if not the first, Plymouth county man to reach France, and saw about eighteen months overseas service. He was first wounded in the arm and had not been back in the trenches very long when he received the injuries that gave him his long stay in the hospital.

~ source: LeMars Sentinel, Plymouth County, February 28, 1919

~ transcribed and submitted to the Great War by Linda Ziemann