Woodbury County

Pvt. Clifford Gorsett


Sioux Cityan Is Held By Enemy

Private Gorsett Is Prisoner in the Philippines

Mrs. Gayle Gorsett, 2922 Correctionville Road, received word Tuesday from the war department that her husband, Private Clifford Gorsett, is a prisoner of Japan in the Philippines.

Private Gorsett has been a member of the coast artillery since 1940. He is the son of Mrs. Randi Lng, 2317 10th Street. The message stated that a letter would follow.

Mrs. Gorsett said she had not heard from her husband for over a year.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, June 23, 1943

Sioux Cityan Freed: 2 Iowa Casualties

Casualty releases from the bureau of public relations of the war department include the following:

Army dead, European regions—PVT. Harold E. Bell, son of William L. Bell, West Bend, Iowa.

Army wounded, Pacific regions –Pfc. Herman Van Donkelaar, husband of Mrs. Christina Van Donkelaar, Maurice, Iowa.

Army liberated prisoner of war:
Japan—Pvt Clifford Gorsett, husband of Mrs. Gayle Gorsett, 29, Correctionville Road, Sioux City.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 24, 1945