Plymouth County

Pvt. Kenneth Zierath






Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zierath, who were recently advised by the War Department that their son, Pvt. Kenneth Zierath, had been severely wounded in action December 6, probably on the Italian front, were greatly pleased and relieved to receive a V-mail letter from Kenneth a few days ago, which reads as follows:

Dear Mom and All:  Here is a few lines, hoping to find you all o.k.  I am in the Hospital, as you probably know by now.  I am feeling pretty good.  Doctor said my wounds wouldn’t leave any scars, but it takes a while to get o. k. again.  Maybe in three months’ time, I’ll be back in the U.S.A. or sooner.

I don’t get my mail very quick, so if I don’t answer your letters, don’t worry.  I also get a Purple Heart and when I do I will send it home.  Please write soon.  Don’t worry now.  Love.  Your son, Kenneth Zierath

Source:  Akron Register-Tribune, January 6, 1944

NEWS of the BOYS in the SERVICE.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zierath of Akron received a telegram that their youngest son, Pvt. Kenneth Zierath, who was severely wounded in action in southern Italy several weeks ago, has arrived from an Army base hospital there at Charleston, South Carolina, and would receive further hospitalization in an Army hospital in this country.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, March 14, 1944