Pottawattamie County

Fred L. Harrod



Harrod Home on Short Furlough

Fred L. Harrod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Harrod, 2007 Avenue F, who was wounded in the left arm by flying shell fragments just before the Americans took Rome in Italy, May 31, came home from the Percy Jones Hospital at Battle Creek, Mich., this week, to visit his parents.

Harrod, who was awarded the Purple Heart in Italy before leaving for the United States, lost his left arm below the elbow as a result of the injury.

Following his furlough here, he will return to the hospital where he will be fitted with an artificial arm before returning to the city permanently.

Harrod says that although his arm gave him terrific pain immediately after he was hit, it is practically healed now. His only trouble comes when he sees something he wants to grasp and he forgets he has no hand with which to grasp it.

He expects to be home permanently within the year.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Wednesday, August 30, 1944, Page 6