Pfc. Eldon Leroy Siefken

March 17, 1924–April 28, 1945

Service #: 37682638
Residence: Jones, Iowa
Education: *****
Occupation: *****
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Date: December 1943
Enlistment Place: *****
Service/Unit: 105 Infantry, 27th Division
Awards: Purple Heart
Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Fairview, Jones, Iowa


Word was received Wednesday from Pfc. Eldon L. Siefken by his wife that he is now serving with the 27th Division under Major George W. Griner on Okinawa. He entered service, in December, 1943, and went overseas six weeks after his furlough last May. Pfc. Siefken is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Siefken.

Source: The Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, May 10, 1945

Honor Memory

Memorial service for Pfc. Eldon Siefken was held Sunday afternoon, with McCullough Post, American Legion, Anamosa, in charge; Rev. S. P. Weaver delivered the sermon, with Rev. Hulse giving the Scripture and Invocation. Music was by the Forest quartet, Robert Bainbridge, Donald Brokaw, Russell Darrow and Keith Gray; and a duet by Robert Bainbridge and Lynn Miller, with Esther Darrow at the piano

Source: The Anamosa Journal, Anamosa, Iowa, June 21, 1945

Details Received

Mrs. Eldon Seifken, whose husband, Pfc. Seifken, died of wounds in the Pacific, received a letter this week stating that he was wounded on Okinawa, and taken to Guam on the hospital ship, U.S.S. Comfort, where he died. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Siefken, Morley.

Source: The Anamosa Journal, Anamosa, Iowa, July 5, 1945


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Purple Heart Awarded to Eldon Siefken Posthumously

Mrs. Eldon Siefken has the Purple Heart Medal awarded to her husband, Pfc. Siefken, who died April 28 aboard the hospital ship U.S.S. Comfort. He was wounded April 24, at Okinawa. Two of his Anamosa high school mates, Sgt. Earl Caspers and Pfc. John Russell, have visited his grave in a military cemetery on Guam.

Source: The Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, August 16, 1945