Ringgold County

S/Sgt. Doyle J. Hunter



Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hunter, of near Algona, formerly of the Tingley vicinity, received the following letter from their son, Cpl. Doyle J. Hunter, who is serving with the armed forces in Africa:

"I have not written to you for at least a month, so today, Christmas day, I thought I should try to write you a bit. Time lately has gone fairly fast though I might say there have been rather tedious and tiresome hours.

"We have not received any mail from the States for over three months. However, I did get a letter from Eldon Main yesterday. It was dated October 24th and he was in Northern Ireland.

"This year has seemed less like Christmas than any I have spent so far. Last year I thought I was bad off because I couldn't get home for the holidays but I was in the States at least. This year I'm thankful to be alive and am hoping to get back to the States. It is almost funny the way one can go on and looking back realize how easy we had things a year ago.

"I went to church services this morning - Holy Communion - though it was conducted by a minister of the Church of England and their services are somewhat different than ours."

Source: Twice-A-Week News, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa, date clipped off
Submission by Theola Weeda collection, June of 2013


Staff Sgt. Doyle J. Hunter, who arrived in Algona January 30 for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hunter, after serving for the past 33 months in Iceland, Scotland, and Africa and Italy, visited several days the past week with friends and relatives in Mount Ayr and Tingley. At the conclusion of his 30-day furlough, Sgt. Hunter will return to the European theatre of operations.

Source: Ringgold County Bulletin, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa, Thursday, February 22, 1945