Pottawattamie County

S/Sgt. Roy G. Reese




S. Sgt. Roy G. Reese, of 2822 Fifth avenue, one of the national guardsmen who made up the original 34th Infantry Division, is returning home from the 5th army front in Italy on furlough.

Reese, who went with the division to Ireland and England, was taken prisoner by the French at the landing at Algiers, North Africa. He was a medical aid man. Released a few days later, he rejoined his unit and continued with it throughout the African campaign.

In Italy he was at the crossings of the Volturno river; Cassino, the Anzio beachhead, where he was wounded, and the offences on Rome and Leghorn. He wears a Purple Heart. In the fighting before Cassino, his heroic actions in caring for and the evacuating wounded, won him the Silver Stra.

The sergeant formerly worked in a dry cleaning plant. His wife resides at 1315 Third Street, Sioux City, Ia., He attended Thomas Jefferson high school in Council Bluffs.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday, September 27, 1944, Page 2