Plymouth County

William G. Spies



News of the Merrill Service Men
From Merrill Service Men’s News

Wm. Gordon Spies, Cpl. U.S.M.C.R., veteran of Guadalcanal now has another famous name on his service record.  After nearly a year of recuperation from Guadalcanal nightmare, and from malaria, Gordon’s unit again came back to carve their name even more indelibly in history when they captured Tarawa in the bloodiest battle on the Marine books.  Unharmed Gordon now is doing office duty at his headquarters in Hawaii.  He recently sent to his folks a Jap machine gun and knee supported mortar captured on Guadalcanal.

Source: The LeMars Sentinel, Friday, April 14, 1944


Among the servicemen of Plymouth county who have recently been home, or now at home are:  James L. Wolf, Remsen; Leonard E. Witt, LeMars; Raymond J. Wilmes, LeMars; Wm. G. Spies of R. F. D. 7, LeMars;

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, October 16, 1944