Black Hawk County

Cpl. Lester L. Penn



Three Brothers In Army  

Pfc. Allen D. Penn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Penn, 316 Euclid avenue, is visiting his parents, while on a 15-day furlough from his duties as a member of the coast artillery stationed at San Francisco.  Private Penn is one of three brothers, only sons of the Penns, now in the Army.  The brothers are Corp. Lester LaVern Penn, 28, Bakersfield, Cal., airdrome; and Pvt. Frank L. Penn, 21, who notified his parents recently that he had left New Orleans, La., for overseas duty.  Frank was the most recent of the boys to be inducted, having gone in Sept. 4, 1942. Corp. Lester Penn enlisted July 15, 1942, while Pfc. Allen Penn, who enlisted Oct. 10, 1941, is enjoying his first furlough in more than 15 months.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, January 14, 1943 (photo included)