Mitchell County

Pfc. Clifford Canny





Osage—Mr. and Mrs. William Canny have heard from their son, Pfc. Dean Canny, since he was wounded at Bougainville but he was not permitted to refer to his injury. A message came from the War Department to his parents about 2 weeks ago.

At the time he wrote his message, he was apparently in good spirits, so they feel that he was not wounded badly. He is with the Marines and has been in service for more than a year.

There are 3 other brothers in service, Pfc. Clifford Canny is in Italy; Pfc. Glen Canny is in Texas; and Pfc. Gerald Canny was last heard from in California, preparing for a change of address.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, February 3, 1944