Woodbury County

Pvt. Melvin J. Molden



NEWS from Our Boys.

To See New Daughter
Private Melvin Molden of Fort Dix, New Jersey, will spend a 10-day furlough here with his wife and infant daughter, Maybelle Jean, born Thursday. Private Molden is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Molden, 1612 S. Clinton Street.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, August 31, 1942


Private Melvin J. Molden, a member of a signal service regiment in North Africa, has written an original poem entitled I Hate War, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Molden, have received a copy. Young Molden writes that in the hearts of young soldiers who are doing the fighting there is hate-“not hate for one another country or for another man, but hate for war and for what it stands,”
Young Molden enlisted in February, 1941, and left Sioux City with the national guards for Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. He has been overseas seven months.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, June 15, 1943