Sioux County

Pvt. Henry Ver Muelen





This week the Bee received a picture postcard of children skating on the ice and Zalig Kersfeest (Holy Christmas—in Dutch) from Pvt. Henry Ver Meulen in a hospital in Holland.  He had X-rays taken recently of his injured shoulder but the results are not known yet.  He wrote home that a man from Watertown, S.D. took the X-ray pictures.  On the postcard he says:

A few lines wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Hope all of you are in the best of health.  Not too warm here but there are times am plenty warm anyway.  Take it easy, Your friend, Pink. 

Source: Rock Valley Bee, December 29, 1944

Rock Valley Service Men

Henry Ver Muelen arrived home Sunday from Percy Jones hospital at Battle Creek, Mich., where he has spent the past 8 weeks. He has received a medical discharge from the Army. He has been in service since March 1944, and overseas 8 months. He lost several toes off one foot which causes Henry (Pink) to limp as he walks.

Source: Alton Democrat, September 13, 1945