Emmet County

Pfc. LeRoy A. Woods

 

 

HARRIS SOLDIER KILLED in ACTION in GERMAN AREA

Harris, Ia.
—Word was received this week that Pfc. LeRoy Arnold Woods, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Woods of Harris, was killed in action in Germany on December 11, 1944. He was with the 90th infantry division.

He entered the service in 1942, and for nearly two years was stationed at Seattle, Wash., with an anti-aircraft unit before being transferred to the infantry. He was home on furlough last July and then went to Fort Meade, Md., and then overseas in August.

Surviving are the widow, the former Mary Jane Youngberg of Armstrong, Ia., whom he married May 1, 1942; his parents, a brother Arthur, in the service overseas, and a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Slotten.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 24, 1945

OUR NEIGHBORS IN THE SERVICES

Armstrong, Ia.—Memorial services for Pfc. LeRoy A. Woods, killed in action in Germany last December 11, will be held at Ocheyedan, Ia., Sunday in the Methodist church. Information conveyed by the War Department to Pfc. Wood’s widow, the former Mary Jane Youngberg, here, told of her husband’s death in action. Pfc. Woods enlisted in May, 1942, and had been overseas since August, 1944, with Gen. Patton’s Third army on the European west front. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Woods, of Ocheyedan.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 6, 1945