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.

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