Woodbury County

Pvt. George L. Fries, Jr.




Bronson, Ia.—Special: The certificate of award and purple heart have been awarded posthumously to Pvt. George L. Fries, jr., 22 son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fries of Bronson. Pvt. Fries was killed in action somewhere in France November 21, 1944, while serving in the infantry with Gen. Patton’s Third Army.

A native of Bronson, Pvt. Fries entered the Army May 5, 1944, and received basic training at Camp Hood, Tex. Home on short furlough the latter part of September, he reported back for duty October 6, 1944, to Fort George Meade, Md., when he was sent overseas. He earned three stars and had been overseas less than one month. His parents have received the certificate and medal.

Besides the parents, survivors include one brother, Loren, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Broderson and Mrs. Minerva Pedersen; two nieces and three nephews, all of Bronson; and a grandmother, Mrs. John Maybohm of Preston, Ia.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 6, 1945