Woodbury County

Robert B. Asprey

 

 
 

 

MEN IN SERVICE

Robert B. Asprey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Asprey, 2508 Jackson street, now is a United States marine. He left here for the marine training base at San Diego, Cal.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 14, 1943

IN UNIFORM

Lt. R. B. (“Bob”) Asprey, has written his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Asprey, 2508 Jackson street, under date of March 9, that he had a brief visit with Sgt. John B. Carey, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Carey, Bellevue apartments, on Iwo island.  He is with the Fifth marines there, and young Carey is with the Third marines.  They had become friends, as boys, while the Aspreys and the Careys were next door neighbors in Sioux City (and probably without any notion that 10 years later they would meet on a far off Pacific island in uniform as fellow fighters against the Japanese.)

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 16, 1945