Plymouth County

Sgt. Oliver F. "Butch" Albright




Oliver F. (Butch) Albright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Albright of Merrill, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant.  He has been stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla., for about a month where he is studying radio at night, in addition to routine.  Earlier he was stationed at Yakima, Wash.

Source:  LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, April 9, 1943


A year ago Frank Albright heard that his former hired hand, Pvt. John J. Karmann, had been killed in action against the Japanese. But last week Mr. Albright received a postcard from the Japanese government, thru the neutral Swiss representatives of the International Red Cross, bearing a message from Pvt. Karmann, who said:
“In Philippine Islands, Camp No. 9. Health excellent, uninjured and everything well. Family knows about me and where I am. Please give my regards to Butch.”

Pvt. Karmann didn’t even know that Butch (Oliver Albright) had been in the Army himself, only to be sent home on an honorable medical discharge for a lung ailment contracted in the service.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, August 16, 1943