The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 7, 1967 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 7, 1967
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4-Algona (la.) Upper Des Maine* Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1967 Silver Star Award To Tom Waldera, Vietnam CU CHI, VIETNAM - The Silver Star Medal, the nation's third highest award for combat heroism, is presented to Army First Lieutenant Thomas L. Waldera (right), Oct. 10, near Cu Chi, Vietnam. Major General F. K. Mearns, commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division is presenting the award to Lt. Waldera, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roman G. Waldera, 321 N. Harlan St., Algona, Iowa. Lt. Waldera earned his award for his actions as a platoon leader with Company A, 2nd Battalion of the division's 14th Infantry in heavy fighting' against a large enemy force near the village of Phu Cuong on August 8. While moving his platoon across an area of heavy fire, Lt. Waldera received orders to occupy an area which another platoon had been forced to leave after suffering heavy casualties. Lt. Waldera moved his platoon into the new position and led an attack against the heavily fortified enemy positions in the area, firing his weapon and throwing hand grenades. The attack carried to within 10 yards of the enemy positions and Lt. Waldera and his platoon quickly knocked out two of the enemy bunkers in the early moments of what was to be four hours of intense fighting. Four hours later, Lt. Waldera was ordered to move his platoon to another area, but during the move, he was badly burned by a phosphorus grenade, leaving him partially blind and in severe pain. In spite of his wounds, Lt. Waldera refused medical evacuation and continued to move among his men giving advice and encouragement. Lt. Waldera is now executive officer of Company A, 2nd Battalion of the division's 14th Infantry. He was stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga., before arriving in Vietnam in March of this year. He holds the Purple Heart Medal and three awards of the Air Medal. The lieutenant, whose wife, Jacqueline, lives at 1165 Bartley Drive, Columbus, Ga., graduated in 1956 from St. Cecelia's High School, Algona, Iowa. (U. S. Army Photo) Rites Oct. 31, Swea City, For Mrs. Bilsborough SWEA CITY - Eleonora Grace Bilsborough, 73, passed away shortly before noon, Oct. 28, at Holy Family Hospital, Estherville, as a result of a stroke. She was born December 17, 1893, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Herner. She attended school in Council Bluffs, and graduated from Iowa State College at Ames with a B.A. degree in 1916. She was married May 7, 1919, to Abner Bilsborough at Little Rock, Iowa. Before coming to Swea City, they lived at Little Rock, Marcus and West Union, coming here in 1934. She is survived by her husband, Abner, Swea City; one son, Donald, and daughter-in-law, Laura, and two grandchildren, all of Barstow, Calif.; one cousin and several nieces and nephews. Services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the First Methodist Church, Swea City, with Rev. W.M. Bloodworth officiating. Interment was in Harrison township cemetery. Casket-bearers were Melvin Krum, Junior Helmke, Franklin Koons, William Mather, Jr., Gene Fagerlund and Wayne Thompson. Reese-Henry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. and Mrs. George Ham are parents of a son, David Eldon, born Nov. 2 at St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Paul, Minn. They also have a three-year-old son, Phil. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bormann, St. Joe, and Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Ham, Rolfe, are the grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bormann are leaving Sunday for St. Paul, Minn, to spend next week in the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Ham and sons. Mrs. Alphons Berte entertained her 500 club Thursday with Mrs. Damian Centgraff and MR. BUSINESSMAN . . . 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Mrs. Gales entertains the club next. Mrs. John Thul and daughters, Mrs. Milford Plathe, Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas and Mrs. Sylvester Wagner, spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Dubuque visiting relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Chicoine and David spent last weekend here in the home of Mrs. Chicoine's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reding. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brofer, Ft. Dodge, were Tuesday callers here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner. Daryl Kohlhaas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Kohlhaas, returned to St. John's Prep Seminary, Collegeville, Minn., Wednesday, after spending the weekend here with his folks. K. L. Kohlhaas entered St. Ann Hospital Friday after a farm accident. He received a cut on his head and a knee injury when an elevator hopper fell striking him. Mrs. E. M. Gales and Clarence Bormann were in Rochester, Minn. Thursday with their mother when their father, Mike Bormann, underwent major surgery. Mrs. Tony Becker came home from Mercy Hospital, Ft. Dodge, where she was a patient for 28 days. Tour Office The Production Credit Association, which recently set up an office at 716 South Phillips Street, has invited a number of area businessmen to a breakfast and tour of its office Friday morning, Nov. 10. The Association loans money to farmers and has been doing so in Kossuth county for 34 years. The home office is at Emmetsburg. RCAVICTOR presents smart new buys for the swinging season Tha ALMADA „«,« Modal 01.699 295 iq. In. rectangular plctura big color TV—luxurious cabinet Powerful 25,000-volt chassis. Rectangular RCA Hi-Lite Color Tube with Perma-Chrome. New Vista* VHP and Solid State UHF tunars. $689" personal portable radio value Powerful performance. Direct-drive "peep hole" tuning. Complete with batteries and "Personal Sound" earphone. Tha ASTEROID Mod*) RJQ20 THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN ELECTRONICS Tom's Radio & TV Phpn« 5-3260 RCA $.!„ & S .rviw Aloon.

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