Winnebago County

M/Sgt. John F. Hassebroek




Ripley's Believe it or not

RIPLEY SPOTS 'EM -- M. Sgt John F. Hassebroek of Buffalo Center and his WAC wife recently were subjects of one of Ripley's "Believe it not" marvels. The sergeant received a 3-day pass to marry a WAC corporal at Des Moines where both were stationed. When he went overseas, they lost track of each other until one night in France he made a convoy to the front lines and went to a farm house to spend the night. There he met his wife on the exact day and hour of their first wedding anniversary. His wife's home was at LeMars. ~Note: His wife was the former, Bonnie Brodie.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, April 4, 1945 (photo of the couple included)