Woodbury County


Cpl. Francis H. Foley





Private First Class John F. Foley of Fort Dix, New Jersey, is spending a 14-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Foley, 1715 Lakeport road, and with his sister, Mrs. Arthur Jones, 1718 S. Clinton street.  A brother, Corporal Francis H. Foley, is stationed at Camp White, Oregon.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, January 18, 1944


Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Foley, 3524 Ridge avenue, have received a telegram from the adjutant general in Washington, advising them that their son, Sgt. John Foley, was wounded seriously in action in France, September 8.  The Foleys were told that they would be informed as reports of their son’s condition were received.  Sgt. Foley also participated in the invasion of France on D-day after which he was hospitalized one month, but the family received word that he had returned to active duty August 21.

The Foleys have a son, Cpl. Francis Foley, stationed at Fort Riley, Kan.  Another son, Pvt. Leo Foley, was wounded in the battle of Kasserine Pass and died two weeks later in a hospital at Constantine, North Africa, in April, 1943.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, Friday, September 22, 1944