Plymouth County

Al Duffey





Al Duffey, home on leave from the army, has obtained an extension of his furlough since after Christmas, but is “sweating it out” today in the hope of getting another 5-day extension. Otherwise he will have to leave for Fort Benning tonight. His daughter, Patricia, 4 years old, has passed the most serious stage of pneumonia from which she has been suffering, but he’d like to stay home a little longer to make sure that she is recovering. The little girl apparently caught pneumonia on an ambulance trip back from Iowa City, where she was under observation for a kidney infection, Mr. Duffey said. He belongs to headquarters of a paratroopers regiment.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, February 5, 1945