Plymouth County

Sgt. William G. Lantaff






Cpl. Bill Lantaff was recently promoted to sergeant in the marines. He is stationed in the southwest Pacific area.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, August 9, 1943

Bill Lantaff Among Marines Receiving Purple Heart

Advanced Pacific Base--Two Minnesota Marines and another from Iowa received Purple Hearts ...during recent ceremonies for Leatherne ... wounded in the Marianas Islands' campaigns. They are left to right above, Pfc. Clarence J. Figura, 29, St. Paul, Minn.; Sgt. William G. Lantaff, LeMars, Ia.; and Pfc. Robert L. Heinzen, Maple Plain, Minn. Decorations were presented by Maj. Geo. Thomas E. Watson, division commander, and Brig. Gen. LeRoy P. Hunt, assistant commander.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, December 14, 1944 (photo included)