Plymouth County

Ben Varenhorst



NEWS of the Boys in the Service 

Ben Varenhorst, Machinist Mate 2/c, in the Seabees, has been spending a week of this 30-day leave in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Varenhorst. He was accompanied by his wife and two children, who have been living in Ottumwa during his absence. Ben has been in England and France the past year. He was with the Seabees who unloaded equipment for three days previous to the construction of the artificial harbors for the landing of equipment and troops for the invasion on D-day. The battalion he was in received a unit citation from the President.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, November 21, 1944