By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

Young love and war

 

The Eisenhauer Family

Assault Squad Company A, 1944 Seated (l to r): Sgt. Clyde Agee, KIA, Iwo Jima; Cpl. Bill Beatty; Cpl. William (Legs) Deeton, KIA, Iwo Jima; PFC Frank Disse, KIA, Iwo Jima; Cpl. William Henry, KIA, Iwo Jima; Cpl. Wayne G. Bonner. Standing: Sgt. William Chandler; Cpl. Jack Coyne, KIA, Iwo Jima; Sgt. Anthony Miesie; Cpl. Andrew Eloff; Cpl. Rex Briggs; Pfc. Donald Eisenhauer, KIA, Iwo Jima.

"Dear Alice,

What gives anyhow? Here I am expecting to hear from you, and what do I get, not even a post-card.

Well, let by-gones be has beens and start writing will you? I am sadly in need of mail as you can plainly note."

Alice was Alice Sparks, now Bailey, Eisenhauer's girlfriend in Wallace, Neb.

"His frustrated letter was because I had taken a job with 2 of our former teachers, a married couple, and was expected to do it all, cooking, housekeeping, 2 story house, gardening, etc, etc, etc. Canning. Ironing. There wasn't much time left to write or anything," Alice wrote to the Pine Bluffs...



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