Hamilton County

Lyman Mertz

 

 

 

2 WEBSTER CITY SOLDIERS HURT IN WAR ACTION

News of two more Webster City war casualties has been received here by H. G. Caquelin and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Keast.

Mr. and Mrs. Keast have been notified that their son, Sgt. Earl Keast, has been awarded the purple heart for wounds received recently in Germany.

The sergeant has written his parents also that he had met Lyman Mertz, another Webster City soldier while he was in a hospital for treatment. Mertz is attached to a medical corps unit working at the hospital.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Dec. 13, 1944

Lyman Mertz was born Feb. 7, 1915 to Ralph Lewis and Hazel Ione Howell Mertz. He died Nov. 17, 1976 in Denver, CO.

Lyman served with the U.S. Army in World War II with the 47th Field Hospital, 452nd Medical Collecting Co., Medical Det. 358th Infantry Regiment.

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