Mitchell County

Pfc. Harley G. Slaichert




OSAGE—Tony Valasck, Marvin Cowell, both of Osage; Francis Keimermann, Carl Klapperich, Francis Brumm, all of Stacyville; and Harley Slaichert of St. Ansgar have been sent to Fort Des Moines for their physical examinations prior to being sent for induction into the United States Army. Burton T. Hartnell, who was inducted into the Army Dec. 1, has been sent to Camp Lee, Virginia, where he will receive training in the medical replacement center.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, Dec. 5, 1941

To Hold Memorial Rites for Harley Slaichert

ST. ANSGAR—Memorial services for Pfc. Harley Slaichert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Slaichert of St. Ansgar, were to be conducted Sunday afternoon in the Methodist church at 2 o’clock. The Rev. W. F. Belling was to officiate, assisted by members of the Walter E. Enneberg post of the American Legion. Slaichert was killed in action in New Guinea Dec. 6, 1942.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, April 10, 1943

North Iowans Among Yanks on Transport

Remains of 4,459 Americans who lost their lives during World War II are being returned to San Francisco from Manila aboard the United States Army Transport Lt. George W. G. Boyce, the department of the army announced Monday.

Armed forces dead originally interred in temporary military cemeteries in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands are among those being brought to this country.

A total of 110 remains are being returned upon instructions of next of kin residing in Iowa.

North Iowans in the list include the following:
Pfc. Harley G. Slaichert, St. Ansgar.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, June 1, 1948