Freeport Journal-Standard, Freeport, IL - 26 May 1945, page 5.
Kent Soldier Is Patient In Hospital At Pearl Harbor Kent, 111., May 26.^-Staff Sgt Gerald Fox, son of Postmaste'f and Mrs. John Fox, is a medical patient nt n hospital In Pearl harbor, being taken there by plane from Iwo Jlma. His brother, Gordon, also In the marines, is stationed ftt Pearl harbor and the brothers ftre only a mile and n half npnrt, Expected Home on Ftirloufth Mr. nnd Mrs. Pete Fox received a telegram from their son, Pfc. Galen Fox, stating ho has arrived in San Francisco, and will be home on furlough within the next two weeks. Galen has been overseas for two years. Lieut. Philip Kelstcr, of Hamilton Field, Calif., Is enjoying a furlough with his parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Bert Kelstcr, Mr. nnd Mrs. Kenneth Secure, of Jollet, spent tho week-end at tho Glenn Croffoot nnd Otto Evcrhart homes. The Kent Ridge, Lower Kent nnd Boop schools closed Friday, and each held a picnic Sunday. Mr. nnd Mrs. H. A. Crow were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Fox at the Fuller hotel In Winslow, Mrs. Hnrlnn Offenhelser and David, of Oclwein, la,, are living at the H. J, Offenhelser home. Tho Faithful Circle clnss of the Lutheran church met Tuesday evening with Mr. nnd Mrs, Gallon Schubert. Fourteen were present.