Sioux County

Andrew Vander Vliet




Three Overseas Veterans Home Here On Leave.

Three heroes of World War II—all in the Army, and all wounded in action arrived home in Rock Valley within the week.  The three served in the European theater of operations.


Andrew Vander Vliet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vander Vliet arrived at his home Sunday night on a sick leave of 21 days.  He was wounded in action September 13 in Germany while serving at the front in the mechanized cavalry, and is to report back to O’Rielly hospital in Springfield, Mo., after his leave at home.

He was wounded in the arm and shoulder, and though he gets around all right, he’s not completely recovered.  His many friends hope that he will be “in the pink” soon.

In March, Andrew will have been in the Army for four years.

He arrived back in the United States by plane on December 13, and received his leave immediately so that he could be home for the holidays.

Source: Rock Valley Bee, December 29, 1944