Plymouth County

Cpl. Lloyd Witt

 

 

 

LAST LETTER FROM CPL. WITT WRITTEN ON THANKSGIVING

The death of Corporal Lloyd Witt, former Akron farm worker, was reported in last Thursday’s Globe-Post. The Hawarden Independent, published at the home of his parents, gives the following additional information.

Cpl. Lloyd Witt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Witt, of Hawarden, was killed in action in Germany, Dec. 5, according to word received by his parents from the government Monday afternoon.

Cpl. Witt was a member of the 5th armored division and had been overseas since last February. He went to France with his division on August 1 and then through Belgium and Luxembourg and entered Germany September 2. The last word his parents had from him was in a letter written the day after Thanksgiving, in which he stated that he had his holiday dinner in the rain.

“His letters were always so cheerful and full of hope,” stated his mother.

Lloyd Witt, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Witt, was born at Akron May 5, 1921, and later he lived at Kingsley and LeMars. He returned to Akron with his parents and was graduated from Akron high school with the Class of 1940. He was inducted into the service Nov. 19, 1942. Two of his brothers are in the service, one of whom is overseas.

Besides his parents, he is survived by eight brothers and sisters. Pfc. Wesley Witt, who is in the Mediterranean war zone, Pvt. Duane Witt at Camp Hood, Texas, and Judith Joyce, Henry Jr., Kenneth James and Stanley at home.

He also leaves a grandmother, Mrs. Mary Witt, of Akron, and a grandfather, William Barinsky, of LeMars.

Mr. and Mrs. Witt and family came to Hawarden from Akron about a year ago, but their son did not have a furlough since he came here.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, December 25, 1944

FORMER AKRON MAN IN FIFTH ARMORED DIVISION KILLED IN GERMANY

Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Witt, of Hawarden, were notified Monday, December 18, that their son, Cpl. Lloyd Witt, was killed in action in Germany, December 5.

Corp. Witt was a member of the Fifth Armored Division and had been overseas since last February. He went to France with his division on August 1 and then through Belgium and Luxembourg and entered Germany, September 2.

Lloyd Witt, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Witt, was born at Akron, May 5, 1921, and later he lived at Kingsley and LeMars. He returned to Akron with his parents and was graduated from Akron High School with the Class of 1940. He was inducted into the service November 19, 1942. Two of his brothers are in the service, one of whom is overseas.

Besides his parents, he is survived by eight brothers and sisters: Pfc. Wesley Witt, who is in the Mediterranean war zone; Pvt. Duane Witt, at Camp Hood, Texas, and Judith, Joyce, Henry Jr., Kenneth, James and Stanley at home. He also leaves a grandmother, Mrs. Mary Witt, of Akron and a grandfather, William Barinsky, of LeMars.

Source: The LeMars Sentinel, January 2, 1945