Woodbury County

Capt. Gordon B. Carey




Ensign and Mrs. Harry Goff, (Kathleen Kloster) will arrive tonight from San Francisco on their way to Boston.  They will be guests Saturday and Sunday in the home of Mrs. Goff’s father, Ben J. Kloster, 2110 McDonald street, and leave for the east Monday. Ensign Goff is in the supply division of the Navy and has been in the service a year, with headquarters on Treasure Island. The picture was taken by Mr. Kloster at the Goff home in San Francisco.  Ensign Goff is in the dark uniform.

The smiling soldier (left) is a former Sioux Cityan—Gordon Carey, who is in the Army Medical Corps.  At the time the picture was snapped, he was stationed in San Francisco.  Since then he has been transferred to Salt Lake City. 

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 13, 1942

Capt. Gordon B. Carey, who is with a medical unit somewhere on the western front, included the following small-world-after-all item in a recent letter to Mrs. Carey, who with their two babies is a guest in the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Miller, 2116 Grandview boulevard:  While the captain was patronizing a Red Cross doughnut wagon, one of the girls in charge inquired where he was from, and when he mentioned Sioux City, she asked whether by any chance he knew Roberta and Betty Miller, with whom she had gone to school at the University of Minnesota.  Naturally she was surprised when the young captain told her “Roberta” happened to be his wife.  Capt. Carey had another interesting adventure about two weeks ago—that of being briefly interviewed by Bebe Daniels on a broadcast that was heard in the United States. 

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, November 22, 1944

Capt. Gordon B. Carey has been honorably discharged from the Army after more than four years service, the latter part of which was in the European combat area.  He was with the medical corps and saw considerable service in Germany during the latter part of the war.  He made the trip home by air, via north Africa, West French Africa, and South America.  In Pensacola, Fla., he made a brief visit with his mother, Mrs. Charles Carey.  He secured his discharge at Fort Sheridan, Ill., and experienced a thrill that the clerk who issued the papers was his cousin, Sgt. Ed Wendel.  Sgt. Wendel is in the Army finance department and only recently was transferred from Camp William, Ariz., to Fort Sheridan.  Capt. Carey rejoined his wife (Roberta Miller) and two children in Sioux City.  The family home is at 2209 Heights avenue.  He will leave in a few days for Los Angeles to obtain living quarters and will return here to accompany his family to California.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, September 20, 1945