Cerro Gordo County

Lt. Maurice Ashland



Mr. and Mrs. Irving Ashland, of Rock Falls, have four sons in the service of their country. Maurice Ashland enlisted in February, 1941, and took airplane mechanic training at Chanute field, Ill. He entered pilot training at Moody field, Ga., and finished with his wings and a staff sergeant’s ranking in October, 1942. He was more recently commissioned a second lieutenant at Camp Myers, Fla.

Harold Ashland enlisted in the Navy Dec. 1, 1941, and trained at Mare Island, Cal. He then transferred to the marine unit and is now serving in the South Pacific as a pharmacist’s mate second class.

Paul Ashland enlisted in the railroad reserve in October, 1942. He was called into active service in February, and is now in Alaska.

Dean Ashland enlisted in October, 1942, and was sent to signal corps training at Des Moines. He later went to radio school at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, July 21, 1943 (photos included)