Worth County

Pfc. Orin T. Groe



Pfc. Orin Groe Leaves Parents, One Brother

Northwood -- Mr. and Mrs. T.O. Groe received a telegram from the war department stating their son, Pfc. Orin T. Groe, better known as Ted, was killed Sept. 16 in Italy.

He was born in Northwood Aug 15, 1912. He was inducted into the army June 9, 1942. He had lived his entire life in the community. He was a graduate of the Northwood high school and Mason City Junior college. He served as assistant scoutmaster for several years.

Besides his parents he leaves a younger brother, Lt. Irl Groe, who is stationed at Hollywood, Fla., in convoy duty with the navy.

Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, October 23, 1944 (photo included)