Hancock County

Pfc. Henry Wessels


Henry Wessels

Address: Klemme, Iowa
Entered Service: December 21, 1942
Branch of Service: Army
Trained: Little Rock, Arkansas
  Camp Forrest, Tennessee
  Camp Gordon, Georgia
  Camp Polk, Louisiana
  New York, N. Y.
Embarkation: March 28, 1944
Theatre of Operation: European
Engagements: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe
Awarded: Good Conduct Medal; American Theatre Ribbon; European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon w/4 Bronze Battle Stars; 3 Overseas Service Bars
Returned to US: October 9, 1945
Discharged: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, October 23, 1945
Rank: Private First Class
Served: 32 months
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wessels
Wife: Helen Mae (Busick) Wessels

Source: Service Record Book of Men & Women World War II, Meservey, Iowa, p. 23 (photo included)