Cerro Gordo County

S/Sgt. John Joseph Klein



KILLED IN ACTION -- Mrs. John J. Klein received word Monday morning from the war department stating that her husband, S/Sgt. John J. Klein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klein, 239 S.E. Center street, of Clear Lake, was killed in action in the European Theater. His wife is living in Clear Lake and is the former Delpha Huey.

He entered the service in December, 1940, and took training at Ft Crook, Nebr., Ft Leonard Wood, Mo., Camp Carson, Colo. and Camp Blanding, Fla.

Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, January 5, 1945 (photo included)

John Joseph Klein was born Dec. 14, 1914. He died Dec. 25, 1944 and is buried in Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, IA.

Sgt. Klein served with the U.S. Army in World War II with Co. E, 264th Infantry, 66th Division.

Sources: ancestry.com