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Axis been story Mother Learns Son Still Lives (Continued Prom Page One) assembly line came to a halt. photographer's flashlight bulbs flashed several times and then'Mrs. Tiefenbach turned back to her Job. "I love to work," she.commented. "It helps to take my mind oil I the boys being away to war." I Canning factory employment Is nothing new to Mrs. Tiefenbach. She's worked for many seasons the Godfrey plant In Benton Harbor. Harbor. Three Of Five In Navy Three of the five Tiefenbach boys arc in the Navy, two in the The boys are Roger, 25; Alfred, 23; Arthur, 21; Vernon, 20; Leo, Roger, prisoner of the Japs Joined the Navy five years ago and was the Philippines a year before the Japs attacked the islands. Presumably Presumably he was a member of some unit ashcre when the Japs struck and finally after weeks of bitter fighting, crushed American and Filipino opposition. Leo, the last of the Tiefenbach boys to go to war, was a bellhop the Whitcomb--and a popular one-when one-when he was called for service. A sixth child In the family, Mary, j)nA Vet Of 1918 Doro- jfa father of the five a veteran of the last World war. Now 49, Mr. Tiefenbach was drafted and sent to Camp Ouster. The armistice came before his outfit was ordered overseas. Mr. and Mrs. Tiefenbach came here from Canada in 1913. Both were bom in Russia and are of German extraction. They lived in Benton Benton Harbor for a time and then moved to St. Joseph. Mr. Tiefenbach Tiefenbach is an employe of the Benton Harbor Malleable. A son, by his first wife lives at Bridgman. On the wall of the living room the comfortable little home of the Tiefenbachs in St. Joseph is small American flag. And draped about it are four service stars--one for each boy. They were gcing up a gold star for the fifth son, news that he was a prisoner of Japs made this unnecessary. they're going to.put up-'one more service star for the youngest of all, 18-year-old.Leo. Leo wrote his mother the other day she could expect something now down themselves, Marine Mother's day, which may be reas:n why she smiled so happily she busily dipped warm, blood-ret strawberry jelly out of the glasses as they came bobbing by one by in a never-ending procession;

Clipped from The News-Palladium, 08 May 1943, Sat,  Page

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