Louisa County

Sgt. William Oakes




Sgt. Oakes Back In States From Italy Theater

Columbus Junction
—Mrs. Perry Oakes received a telegram that her son, Sgt. William Oakes of the Red Bull division has landed at Boston from Italy where he has been stationed. He is expected home from Jefferson Barracks, Mo., soon. He has been with the armed forces four years, entering service April 17, 1941.

Sgt. Oakes has been overseas three and one-half years. He was first sent to Ireland. Since then he has been in Africa, Italy, and other places. He does not expect to be returned overseas.

Source: Muscatine Journal News Tribune, April 25, 1945