Woodbury County

Pvt. Leo T. Foley



Other reports of Iowa casualties follow:

SIOUX CITY—Leo T. Foley, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Foley, killed in action in North Africa, Apr. 26.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Monday, May 24, 1943, Page 14


These Iowans, like those pictured here on previous Sundays, have given their lives for their country. They are men who have died in actual combat or in prison camps. The fourth line under each name designates the theatre of war in which they were serving. Other pictures will be published later.

Source: The DesMoines Register, Sunday, February 13, 1944  (photo included)


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


S. Sgt. John F. Foley was reported missing in action while serving with the 90th infantry division in Germany since February 8, according to a telegram received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Foley, 3524 Ridge avenue.  The family will be notified if further details are available, the telegram stated.

Sgt. Foley entered the Army two and one-half years ago and has been overseas since last February.  He participated in the D-day invasion of France and was wounded September 8.  Following hospitalization in France and England, he returned to action in December.  He also has seen action in Holland, Belgium and Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Foley had two other sons in the service.  Pvt. Leo Foley was killed in action in Africa, April 26, 1943.  Sgt. Francis Foley is stationed at Fort Riley, Kan.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, February 25, 1945