Kossuth County

Dennis "Pat" Hegarty



Pat Hegarty Ill With Marlaria in Italy

Mrs. Dennis Hegarty has received word that her husband, Dennis Hegarty, better known as “Pat”, has been sick with malaria fever since the first part of January, but is now better.  Pat was a well known Algona plumber before joining the Army, May 1, 1942. He is with the combat engineers.  Prior to going overseas in June 1943, he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., Camp Pickett, Va., and took amphibious training at Fort Pierce, Fla.  He first went to North Africa, saw action in the invasion of Sicily, and has since remained “somewhere in Italy.” Mrs. Hegarty has been ill with yellow jaundice for the past four weeks at the home of her sister, Mrs. Eugene Meyers. Friends join in wishing both a speedy recovery.

Source: Algona Upper Des Moines, February 22, 1944