Woodbury County

Pvt. Lloyd A. Stein

 
 

 

ONE PRISONER, ONE IS MISSING
Fate of Sioux Cityans Kin Is Revealed by Army   

One Sioux City man has been reported a prisoner of war and another missing in action in the north African war theater by the adjutant general of the War Department in Washington.

Private Lloyd A. Stein, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Stein, 1713 Douglas street, was reported Sunday to have been missing in action since February 17.  He entered the Army in May, 1941, and before going to Africa had been stationed at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana; Fort Dix, New Jersey; and later in Ireland.  His parents last heard from him in a letter dated January 21.

Capt. F. D. Burdick, infantry battalion surgeon with the allied forces in Tunisia, has been reported a prisoner of the Italians.

Mrs. Burdick, who is living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Petersen, 901 20th street, said Sunday that Capt. Burdick previously had been reported missing in action since February 1.

Capt. Burdick, a former Shenandoah, Ia., surgeon, entered the armed forces in 1941 and after serving a year in the United States was transferred to Northern Ireland in February, 1942, and had been serving in north Africa until the time of his capture.

Mrs. Burdick told of an incident that her husband mentioned in one of his letters.  He and his men built a hospital by digging a hole in the side of a mountain, it said, and built the outer walls of 2,000 gasoline cans filled with dirt.  Lights were supplied by a generator and Capt. Burdick‚Äôs letter said all the equipment used in the hospital was homemade.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, unknown date of publication (very likely early 1943)

Men and Women In Service.

Private First Class Lloyd A. Stein, who has been a German prisoner of war since February 17, sent several communications to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Stein, 1718 Douglas Street, stating that he was in good health and was grateful to the Red Cross for the food packages. Having been overseas since May, 1942, Private Stein has been stationed somewhere in Ireland, Algiers and Tunisia where he was captured.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 15, 1943