Plymouth County

S/Sgt. Merland Delperdang



NEWS of the Boys in the Service

Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Delperdang of Remsen received word from the War Department telling them that their son, Sgt. Merland Delperdang, in Italy, has been released from the hospital to which he was confined for a month. The parents have not heard directly from him since February 3.

Source: LeMars Sentinel, March 14, 1944

NEWS of the Boys in the Service.

Staff Sergeant Merland Delperdang arrived at his home Saturday in Remsen, to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Delperdang, after two and a half years overseas during which he earned three bronze stars in major battles.  Merland is another original Co. K man and after a year in Louisiana went with the 133rd infantry overseas, landing in North Ireland where he was transferred to Co. F., 168th Infantry in October.  Later he went to Scotland and early in November 1942 landed in Africa and spent six months in the Tunisian campaign.  This was followed by the chase over to Italy in 1943 and at Savarro he was wounded on the head when a bullet almost pierced his helmet and he spent six weeks in a hospital.  After his hospitalization period, he had orders to return to this country but the order was rescinded when he full recovered and he was sent back to the fighting front, taking part in the battle at Cencia after which he left his comrades and started for home on August 18.  He is under orders to report at Hot Springs, Ark., September 29.

Source: LeMars Sentinel, September 19, 1944