Ringgold County

Lawrence D. "Dee" Norris


Pfc. L. Dee Norris Injured
Writes from Hospital Ship

The following letter was received the first of the week by Mr. and Mrs. Guy Norris from their son, L. Dee, who is with the armed forces in the Pacific.

April 12, 1945
Dear Folks:
Don't be scared by the strange hand writing. I got my right arm shot up a few days ago, so can't write myself and a Red Cross Worker is writing for me.

I am on a hospital ship now and will be in another hospital in a few days. I may even get to go back to the states for hospital care.

Keep writing to my old address and your letters will be forwarded to me wherever I go.

We get good meals every day and ice cream every afternoon and I eat all I can get, so you know I'm not too sick.

Tell Lorene the reason I haven't been writing her is because I got my right arm hurt, and I'll get a letter off to her later.

Your son,
Pfc. Lawrence D. Norris, 37678885
Co. I 382 Inf.
A. P. O. 96, Care Postmaster,
San Francisco, California.
Written by Frances C. Palmer
Red Cross Worker

Source: Mount Ayr Record News, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa, date clipped off, 1945

NOTE: Lawrence Dee ["L.D."] Norris was born December 31, 1923, the son of Guy Elbert & Lillian Ethel "Lillie" (Moler) Norris. He served during World War II in the U. S. Army and received a Purple Heart. He died on January 17, 1999, and was interred at Redding Cemetery, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa.