Cerro Gordo County

Pvt. Leland Paul Langlitz

 

 

Pvt. Leland Langlitz Killed on Italy Front

Meservey - Mr. and Mrs. George Langlitz received word that their son, Pvt. Leland Langlitz, was killed in action in Italy April 24. It was the first war fatality among servicemen of the Meservey area.

Pvt. Langlitz had been in service over a year. He was born [March 14, 1922] in Meservey and lived there all his life.
Besides his parents, he leaves a brother, Ivan, of Latimer.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Tuesday, May 16, 1944, Page 2

Plan Memorial Rites for Meservey Soldier

Meservey - Memorial services have been set for Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Meservey Reformed church for Pvt. Leland Paul Langlitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Langlitz of Meservey. The Rev. E. Kampmann will be in charge.

Pvt. Langlitz was killed in action April 24, 1944 on the Italian battlefield.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Thursday, June 01, 1944, Page 12

Plan Memorial Rites for Meservey Soldier

Memorial services were held at the Reformed church in Meservey for Pvt. Leland Paul Langlitz, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Langlitz, killed in action in Italy on April 24, with the Rev. E. Kampmann, pastor of the church, in charge.

Pvt. Langlitz entered the service in February, 1943, and had been overseas since June, 1943. He received his training at Camp Sivert, Ala. His parents have received the Purple Heart for him. Pvt. Langlitz was in the chemical warfare service.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Tuesday, June 20, 1944, Page 8  (photo included)

World War II
Gold Star Boys

Leland Paul Langlitz
Address: Meservey, Iowa.
Entered Service:  February 16, 1943.
Trained:  Camp Sibert, Alabama.
Embarkation: June, 1943.
Theatre of Operation:  European-African.
Awarded: Marksmanship Medal, Purple Heart.
Killed in Action in the service of his country on the Italian battlefront on April 24, 1944.
Born at Meservey, Iowa, March 14, 1922.
Memorial Services at the Meservey Reformed Church at Meservey, Iowa, June 4, 1944.
Parents:  Alma and George Langlitz.

Source: Service Record Book of Men & Women World War II, Meservey, Iowa, p. 5 (photo included)