Black Hawk County

Pvt. William J. Kriens

 

 
 

 

Purple Heart To Seven
Waterloo War Casualties

Three Posthumous Awards Are Among
Those Given to Fighting Men.

The Purple Heart has been awarded to the seven following Waterloo men:

Pfc. Melvin Staley (posthumous award)
Sgt. Bert L. Cook (posthumous award)
Pvt. Clifford A. Flanders (posthumous award)
Staff Sgt. Harold L. Morrison
Pvt. Herbert H. Pelton
Pvt. William J. Kriens
and, Melvin L. Smelser, seaman second class.

Pvt. William J. Kriens, whose wife resides at 1120 Normandy street, has been awarded the Purple Heart for “slight” wounds received action recently in the European theater. He has been serving with the Seventh army in France.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding the other Purple Heart recipients have been omitted but may be found on their individual webpages within this site.]

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, February 04, 1945, Page 3