Kossuth County

Richard 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.

Richard Nurre, who is now an Aviation Cadet at the Pre-Flight School at Chico, Calif., was born June 23, 1922, near Bancroft. He also attended St. John’s school, being graduated with the class of 1940.

He attended Iowa State College at Ames and was later employed at Duluth, Minn., before entering the army under Selective Service in February, 1942. He was first stationed at Hastings, Nebr., and than at the Santa Ana, Calif., Pre-Flight school.

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