Henry County

Lt. Dorothy 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

With County Men and Women in the U.S. Service

Miami Beach, Fla. -- 1st Lt. Dorothy Willitts, daughter of Mrs. Edith Willits, of 603 East Monroe St., Mt. Pleasant Iowa, is now being processed through the army ground and service forces redistribution station in Miami Beach, where her next assignment will be determined.

Lt. Willits served 25 months as a nurse in the European theatre of operations. While there she was awarded the European campaign ribbon with battle stars.

Source: The Mount Plesant News, March 8, 1945

Lt. Dorothy Willits, ANC, is here for a few weeks visit at the home of her mother, Mrs. Edith Willits. Lt. Willits is stationed at the Hines General Hospital, Hines, Ill.

Source: The Mount Pleasant News, July 7, 1945