Greene County

Sgt. Don Hanson



Personnel of Jefferson Company with Boys Now “Missing in Action”

Here is the national guard company which left Jefferson in March, 1941, taken in the Jefferson armory just a few days before starting its trip to Camp Claiborne, La. The company has been in the thick of the battle in Tunisia and reports of “missing in action” have been received this week by many families.

Source: Jefferson Herald, March 11, 1943 (includes photograph of National Guard group)

News Has Come Recently
24 In Germany

Messages from men who have been held prisoners of war by the German government since their capture Feb. 17, 1943, at Faid pass, North Africa, continue to come to their relatives at home. The first came Monday evening, May 14, and each day more are received.

Mrs. Don Hanson, the former Phyllis Mitchell, received a letter late this morning from her husband, First Sergeant Hanson, who wrote May 11, that he was waiting for a plane to take him to LeHavre and from there he would take a boat home. It is a wonderful feeling to be free, he says. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hanson of the Cooper vicinity.

Source: Jefferson Herald, May 24, 1945