Sioux County

Pfc. Norman DeJager


Mr. and Mrs. Ed DeJager, residing at 227 Second street SW, were notified on Thursday that their son, Pfc. Norman DeJager, is in a hospital somewhere in the Philippines recovering from recent shrapnel wounds in both arms. The report states he is getting along fine.

Pfc. DeJager has been in the service for nearly two years and went overseas almost a year ago.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, April 27, 1945


Mr. and Mrs. Ed DeJager received a V-mail from their son, Pfc. Norman DeJager now stationed in the Philippines.  Norman, who is in the Infantry, wrote that he is not sure whether the insects, the Japs, or the rains are the most annoying, but at least they can do something about the Japs.  He mentioned that he was writing the letter in a foxhole over half full of water and mud.

Source: Sioux County Capital, May 3, 1945