Sioux County

Elmer Heusinkveld

 

 

NEWS OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM
Yankee Christmas Spirit 

Elmer Heusinkveld, son of John Heusinkveld, writes from Italy that he has never yet met anyone he knew since he left the States over a year ago. He said they invented their own system for celebrating Christmas, by having one of the officers dressed up as Santa Claus and rigging up some Italian Shrubbery to look like a Christmas tree. Newsmen from United States took pictures and said they would appear in American papers, but didn’t name their papers so we don’t know whether they will appear in any in this part of the country or not.

Source: Sioux Center News, Thursday, January 20, 1944