Kossuth County

Gerald Nurre



Is there any other mother in these United States who has given more to her country than has Mrs. Anna Nurre, Bancroft, whose six sons are today in the armed forces of Uncle Sam? Six sons joined up, two with the navy, two with the army air corps, one with the navy air corps, and one with the coast guard. Truly a record unequalled in this country, the state and perhaps the nation. All honor in this fine Kossuth county mother and her six boys, and what a fine credit to the community in which these boys were raised and lived, Bancroft. We print herewith the record of the six Nurre boys, the cuts and material furnished by courtesy of the Bancroft Register.

Gerald Nurre was born March 27, 1924, near Bancroft, attended St. John’s school and was graduated with the Class of 1941. He attended Iowa State College at Ames and enlisted in the U. S. Navy in April this year. His call for active duty came the same month and he was first sent to Farragut, Idaho.

Gerald is now serving as a Radio Technician at Treasure Island, San Francisco, Calif.

Source: Algona Upper Des Moines, December 9, 1943 (photo included)