Sunday, January 07, 2007

Sergt. Conrad Killed In France

Neighbor Homer Heater sends this 1945 newspaper clipping from an unidentified paper.

This article recognizes five members of Ord and Effie Conrad's family, their sons (top. left to right) Everett, Earl, John and (bottom, left to right) Edward, and a son-in-law, Lloyd McCauley. The transcribed text of the article follows.
"Sergt. Everett S. Conrad, above, was killed in action on February 1, while serving with an infantry regiment in Germany. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ord Conrad of Orlando, have been informed. He had been wounded in action in France last November and following his convalescence in a hospital there he returned to duty the following December 23.

"Sergt. Conrad had been overseas since last May. Twenty years of age, he entered the army on December 4, 1943, and received his training at Camp Croft, S. C. He graduated from Burnsville high school.

"Two of his brothers are overseas. Pfc. Earl Conrad, upper center, is with a field battalion in France. Overseas since last January, he has been in the service since February 9, 1944, and completed his training at North Camp Hood, Tex. His wife, Mrs. Dena M. Conrad, lives at Orlando. Corp John R. Conrad, upper right, has been overseas since September 1943, and is with a replacement squadron in England. He trained in Augusta, Ga., and Rome, N.Y., following his entrance in the service on August 29, 1942.

"Another brother, Pfc. Edward D. Conrad, lower left, is a military guard at Camp Ross, Wilmington, Calif., after returning from fourteen and one-half months of overseas duty in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He has been in the army since August 22, 1942, and completed his training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.

"A brother-in-law, Pfc. Lloyd A. McCauley, lower right, left for overseas duty last December and now is stationed in France. He entered the army last March 30, and took his training with a quartermaster company at Camp Rucker, Ala. His wife, Mrs. Minnie McCauley, lives at Orlando."

To the right is a photo of the Rev and Mrs. Heater.

Note: The 1930 census lists Earl, Earnest, Dale and Everett as sons living at home with Ord and Effie O. Conrad. Dale may be Edward D., other children have not been identified.

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