Woodbury County

Pfc. Alvin Christensen

 

IN UNIFORM

Pfc. Alvin Christensen, formerly of Sioux City, is a member of the 90th division which has been credited with eliminating  29,000 Germans and capturing 17,000. He is with Lieut. Gen Patton’s Third army and took part in the invasion of France on D-day.  He lives with his wife in Abilene, Tex.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 28, 1944 (photo included)

Pfc. A. A. Christensen Reported Missing 

Pfc. Alvin A. Christensen, about 32, a former Sioux Cityan, was reported by the War Department as missing in action as of January 10, in Luxembourg. He was employed here by the Palmer Fruit company when he resided here.

He was a member of the 90th division with Gen. Patton’s Third Army. Late in 1944 his division had been accredited with eliminating 29,000 Germans and capturing 17,000. He took part in the invasion of France on D-Day. His wife resides in Abilene, Tex.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 7, 1945 (photo included)

Sioux Cityan War Casualty
Pfc. Alvin Christensen Is Killed in Luxembourg Battle

Pfc. Alvin A. Christensen, 32, a former employee of the Palmer Fruit company, reported recently as missing in action, was killed in action In Luxembourg January 10.

The soldier was born in Divide county, N.D., October 6, 1912.  On January 6, 1937, he married Alice Rose Baremor in Dakota City, Neb.

Surviving are the widow, Alice Rose, Sioux City; four brothers, Cpl. Joseph Christensen of Vancouver, Wash.; Louis Christensen, Merrill; and Clarence and Elif of Westby, Mont.; five sisters, Martha and Ethel, Westby, Mont.; Mabel, Bremerton, Wash.; Esther of Jamestown, N.D.; and Lydia, Glasgow, Mont.

A memorial service will be held in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.  Rev. John P. Magnussen will officiate.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 1, 1945 (photo included)