Woodbury County

Pvt. Richard L. Mahan

 

 
 

 

NEWS FROM OUR BOYS

FRIENDS AT SAN DIEGO
Private Richard L. Mahan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mahan, 117 Sioux street, is now stationed at the marine training base at San Diego, along with his friend who left for the service with him, Private Russell Hunter, son of Mrs. Florence Gorrensen, 509 W. Fifth street.

Richard Mahan has a brother, Wilmer A. Mahan, who is stationed with the army signal corps at Camp Crowder, Missouri.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, August 25, 1942

WOUNDED

Pfc. Richard Mahan, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mahan, 117 Sioux street, was wounded by Jap mortar fire February 22, in the early stages of the Iwo Jima battle, according to information received by his parents.

Pvt. Mahan, one of three brothers in service, took part in several marine landings before the invasion of Iwo Jima.  He now is in a hospital somewhere in the Pacific.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, March 16, 1945 (photo included)