Decatur County

Pvt. George R. Short




Letters From Our Boys In Service

Dear Sir:

I received the Grand River Local today and was surely glad to get it because I like to know how the people of my home town are getting along. My home town may not be Grand River but I was reared there and know all of the people so I like to get the news.

I hope it is as cool in Grand River as it is here. It puts you in mind of being in the mountains. It gets to be 85 or 90 at noon but soon cools off.

Well, Keith, I sure hope to keep receiving the Local and will give you my address. We are 600 miles from any big town and away from the railroad. The plane brings in the mail twice a week when it can get here.

Well I will close.

Your friend,

Pvt. George R. Short
17038949 Co. H/S
89 Eng. Bn.
A.P.O. 999 c/o P.M.
Seattle, Washington

Source:  The Grand River Local, August 6, 1942


Pvt. George R. Short, Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Foster, Grand River, stationed in Sicily.

Source: Decatur County Auxiliary Scrapbook - photo included
Submission by Decatur County Historical Museum, Leon IA, Sara Rose Joan LeFleur, June of 2016