Pottawattamie County


Sgt. Lawrence Hansen


Wounds Fatal to Avoca Sergeant

AVOCA – Sgt. Lawrence Hansen, wounded Jan. 3 while serving with an armored regiment in Belgium, died of his wounds at an army hospital on Jan. 10, according to word received here by his widow.

Hansen had been wounded twice in France.

In addition to Mrs. Hansen, he is survived by twin sons, Thomas Michael and Timothy Mark, whom he had never seen; his father, George of Omaha; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Scott and Miss Alta Hansen, living in California, and Mrs. E. L. Jensen of Harlan.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Sunday, February 04, 1945, Page 2

Lawrence Hansen was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Hansen. He died Jan. 10, 1945 and is buried in Henri-Chapelle Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium.

Sgt. Hansen served in World War II with the U.S. Army 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division and died of wounds received in action. He was awarded the Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Source: ancestry.com