Plymouth County

Cpl. August Meister



NEWS of the Boys in the Service 

Private First Class August Meister, of Kingsley, has been awarded the Purple Heart decoration for wounds received in action on August 28th, near Paris, France. His next of kin, Mrs. Leon Meister, resides in Kingsley. The code of wartime practices does not allow any mention of extent of injury, or that of unit designations.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, November 21, 1944


Mrs. Lena Meister of Kingsley received word last week from the War Department that her son, Cpl. August Meister, has been wounded in action on the western front on January 19. This is the third time Cpl. Meister has been wounded both times previously he was slightly wounded, and returned to his company after a brief stay in the hospital.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, February 12, 1945