Mitchell County

Rueben Gilles



Represent Army, Navy, Air Corps Branches

STACYVILLE – Five sons of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gilles of Stacyville are now in the armed service. Four stars are on one service flag in the window and there is one navy service flag.

First to enter [the] service were the twins, Wilmer and Wilfred, age 26, who joined the national guards at Mason City in February, 1941. The last word from them came from England. Next to enlist was Reuben, age 25, who joined the service in July, 1941. He was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and is now in North Africa.

Vernon, age 24, joined the army air corps, taking training at Sheppard Field, Texas. He is now [a] technical sergeant at Columbia, S. Car. Daniel, age 20, worked in a hospital at Rochester, Minn., two years before joining the navy. He is now seaman second class at the naval air station at Alameda, Cal.

Vernon’s twin sister, Marion, is taking nurses training at Cedar Rapids. Another sister, Teresa, is working at the Collins Radio plant at Cedar Rapids. Two members of this family are students at Visitation high school, Adeline, a senior, and Paul, who is a junior. They have another child, Elizabeth.

Mr. Gilles is city marshal of Stacyville.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Monday, January 29, 1943