Sioux County

Capt. Henry E. Franken

Washington (AP)—The War Department announced today the promotion of seven Iowa officers, appointment of two and orders directing one to active duty.

Three were promoted from captain to major:
Dudley C. Gillette, Sig. C., Cedar Rapids;
Fred W. Sims, AC, Ottumwa;
George Katres, Sig. C., Sioux City.

Promoted from lieutenant to captain:
Norman C. Warner, OD, Clinton;
Henry E. Franken, CH, Sioux Center;
Elmer L. Patterson, CH, Winterset.

Clinton M. Miller, AC, Lorimor, was promoted from second to first lieutenant.

Marjorie E. Miller, Des Moines, and Freyda M. Whiting, Lanesboro, were appointed second lieutenants in the army nurse corps.

Second Lt. Max Laverne Peters, AUS, Ottumwa, was ordered to active duty.

Source: Carroll Daily Times Herald, Thursday, March 30, 1944

Henry E. Franken was born Nov. 18, 1899. He died Dec. 6, 1995 and is buried in Memory Gardens Sioux Center Cemetery, Sioux Center, IA.

Capt. Franken served as a Chaplain with the U.S. Army in World War II.