O'Brien County Bell, 2 Jan. 1946, p 3
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Westphalen received a telegram from the U. S. government Thursday, informing them that their son, Ervin, died in France December 15, 1945. No information of how he died was given. He had been overseas two years and the family had expected him to come home any day.
Transcribed by Alan Nicholson