Monona County

S/Sgt. Francis J. Sasges




Francis J. Sasges Missing in Action
Was With Infantry in Germany—Worked Here In Don Head Garage

Staff Sgt. Francis J. Sasges, 34 years old, has been missing in action in Germany since March 15, the War Department notified his parents here Tuesday.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Sasges of Mapleton, he was serving with the infantry division in the 7th Army, being transferred from the Medical Corps to the infantry 4 months ago.

Born September 19, 1910, at Charter Oak, he attended the Catholic school there. With his parents and brother, he came to Mapleton in 1932.

He was employed at Don Head’s Service garage in Mapleton for 8 years prior to entering the Army April 21, 1942.

He was sent to Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Ark., for his basic training with the Medical Corps and later was moved to Camp Livingston, La., for further training. He went overseas in September, 1943, and spent a year in England, going to France last fall and to Germany only a few weeks ago.

His parents reside here on East Main street. His brother, Cpl. Dewaine Sasges, is in the infantry in the Philippines.

Source: The Mapleton Press, April 5, 1945