James P. Anderson, Sr.
U.S. Army Air Corps, who died July 13, 2000 at the
Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls
and is buried at the Black hills National
was an avid chocolate lover all his life, served
in Burma and China during WWII.
He and his buddies were so chocolate
starved that he wrote a letter to the Hershey
Chocolate Company, asking them to send chocolate
over to China for the soldiers.
Well, they did, but the chocolate was sent
by ship which took so long that the chocolate had
turned white by the time it arrived.
No matter, my father managed to melt it
down and they all had a wonderful and messy
by his daughter, October 18, 2000
in New Guinea in WWII.
by his niece, October 18, 2000
Rex E. Sinclair
He served in the army in the South Pacific
for over two years.
by his wife, October 18, 2000
in the Air Force during World War II and was
killed September 30, 1945.
by his sister, October 24, 2000
Eldon R. Beckman
joined the United States Navy and served with the
Mobile Communications Unit 43E.
This Navy unit set up communications with
landing combat troops for other branches of the
his service he served primarily on the islands of
Peleliu where his unit was attached to the Marines
for the invasion of the island and in Japan for
six months during the occupation.
He served from September, 1943 to April,
1946, came back to Wessington Springs, got married
four months later and resumed farming with his
father and brother.
by his daughter, October 24, 2000
Sidney W. Brunick
in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was
stationed in London, England
by his children, October 24, 2000
was a Colonel with Hdq. XX Corps, Fourth Armored
Division of Patton’s Army.
Mel is deceased and is buried in the Black
Hills National Cemetery.
by his sister,
was a 1st Lieutenant serving in the
Field artillery in General Clark’s army.
Robert is deceased.
by his sister, 10/29/00
Clifton was a hospital apprentice 1/c Sv-6. He served from 1-22-1944 to 5-25-1946.
by his wife, 10/29/00
Clayton E. Nesson
was a member of the First Marine Division and lost
his life on Okinawa.
by his sister, 10/31/00