Muscatine County

Cpl. Robert J. Behrens



Neighbors, With Forces At Leyte, Enjoy Reunion

Two Muscatine men who were neighbors before entering army service held an enjoyable reunion recently on Leyte island in the Philippines, according to word received by their parents.

The men are Cpl. Robert J. Behrens, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Behrens, 517 Kindler avenue, and Cpl. Harold Paetz, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Paetz and husband of Mrs. Donna Paetz, 509 Kindler avenue.

Encountering each other by chance on Leyte, the men were able to spend Feb. 2 and 3 together. It was the first time Cpl. Behrens has seen anyone from home in two years.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, February 19, 1945