Cherokee County

S/Sgt. Cecil J. Dunn




S/Sgt. Cecil J. Dunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dunn, arrived in Marcus last week from Jefferson Barracks, Mo., where he received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army on August 28. S/Sgt. Dunn entered service February 10, 1941, at LeMars and was a rifleman in the 133rd Infantry. After two years service in the U.S. he departed for overseas and on March 2, 1942, he arrived in Europe where he took part in the Tunisian, Naples-Foggia and Rome-Arno campaigns. He served overseas in the E.T.O. and A.M.E.T.O. theaters for 30 months. On April 27, 1944, in Italy he was wounded in action and after returning to the states was hospitalized for a time. He is entitled to wear the American Defense Service Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon, five overseas bars and the Good Conduct Medal. He was also awarded three Bronze Stars for the Tunisian Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno campaigns. On May 28, 1944, he was awarded the Purple Heart and on April 13, 1944, was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.

Source: LeMars Sentinel, September 18, 1945