Henry County

Cpl. Tech. Harold V. Willits



Soldier Taken By Death

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Hendrix have received word of the death of Corp. Tech. Harold V. Willits, a second cousin of Mr. Hendrix. Cpl-T Willits was killed in Italy in mid-February, according to word received by his mother, Mrs. Edith Willits, of Mount Pleasant. He entered service as a member of the Fairfield, Ia., national guard unit band. He is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan college and formerly taught school at Numa, Ia. A sister, Lieut. Dorothy Willits, serving in Italy and had been with her brother there and during the North African campaign.

Source: Muscatine Journal News-Tribune, March 11, 1944