Kossuth County

Walter Smith Jr.

 

Kossuth Boy New Guinea
WALTER SMITH, JR. SENECA,
REPORTED KILLED IN ACTION
Was Member of Sniper’s Squad In New Guinea;
War Department Reports Death on August 21.

Seneca:  Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Smith received official notice from Washington D. C. Friday that their son, Junior, lost his life while in action in New Guinea on Aug. 21.  Memorial services were held at Mason City Sunday, where his wife and baby son, nine months of age, live. The father had never seen his son. The Smiths had received word from their son that he had been wounded and had been hospitalized, but they were not to worry about him. He expected to be sent out again in a sniper’s squad and it is presumed that he never returned from this mission.

Source:  Algona Upper Des Moines, November 4, 1943