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Pfc. Jack O'Leary


Pfc. Jack O’Leary, Blencoe, Reported Killed in France

Blencoe, Ia.—Special:  The War Department Sunday advised Maureen O’Leary that her brother, Pfc. Jack O’Leary, died in France December 21 of wounds suffered in action.  O’Leary was a graduate of Blencoe high school in 1939, and was inducted September 2, 1942. He went overseas in September, 1944, and was a member of Gen. Patton’s Third Army.

Requiem mass will be celebrated here at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernard’s Catholic church.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 8, 1945


Blencoe, Ia.—Special:  Pfc. Jack O’Leary, Third army, killed in France December 21, and for whom a requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard’s Catholic church here Saturday, 9 a.m., was an orphan boy raised by Miss Mary Marley of Blencoe. His mother died when he was 3 years old and his father when he was 8.  He was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., August 14, 1920. His sister, Maureen, is his only direct relative.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 10, 1945 (photo included)