Clarence D Leffler - Decatur Boy In Photo With Dutch Children

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a artil-dery DECATUR BOY IN HOLLAND PICTURE Pvt. Clarence Leffler, paratrooper, paratrooper, son of Mrs. E. J.-Weeks, J.-Weeks, J.-Weeks, 825 North Water street, is shown at left above.- above.- Leading a small Dutch child attired in the national costume for a walk in castle grounds in Holland. The picture appeared in last Sunday's Herald and Review, and Mrs. Weeks recognized her son in it Decatur Boy In Photo With Dutch Children Mrs. E. J. Weeks, 825 North Water street, recognized her son as one of the American soldiers leading small Dutch children to church in a large picture which appeared in last Sunday's Herald and Keview. The son. Pvt Clarence Leffler, a paratrooper, landed in Holland with an airborne invasion unit on Sept 16 and has sent beautifully painted wooden shoes to his mother from the country, as well as many other interesting trinkets. Among the souvenirs sent was a small silk parachute used to drop flares before the Invading air army, German insignia, a minute Dutch dictionary carried by some of the soldiers, a Dutch newspaper and German, Czechslovaklan and Dutch money. Private Leffler entered service In December, 1943, and received training training at Camp Croft, S. C. He went overseas last June and was stationed stationed in England prior to the airborne landing in Holland. Mrs. Weeks also has many souvenirs souvenirs sent from the South Pacific by two other sons who are now in hospitals in this- this- country. t Russell Leffler, carpenter's mate first class, is in a rest camp at Traverse City, Mich., after surviving surviving the sinking of the carrier York-town. York-town. York-town. He was oh sea duty four years.' CpL George Leffler, who left Decatur; Decatur; with a national guard unit four years ago, served in Hawaii and New Guinea and is now in a rest hospital at Clinton, Iowa. Souvenirs Souvenirs from the Pacific which Mrs. Weeks values include a shell necklace necklace made by one of the boys from shells picked up on a beach, an Australian Australian money bracelet and a wooden war club made and used by natives of New Guinea and which in the hanas oi a native is con- con- the slightly with monthly all 7 canteen No. Saturday, gave had with collecting Laborers $1 and an bayonet. No Oftheir

Clipped from The Decatur Herald04 Mar 1945, SunPage 4

The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois)04 Mar 1945, SunPage 4
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