James W. Frasl

Young Colfax Soldier Killed in Action on Road to Rome
Private James William Frasl, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Frasl, Colfax, was killed in action in Italy on December 23, according to word received in a telegram to his parents.

A letter from the Adjutant General of the War Department confirmed the telegram.

Private Frasl has been fighting with the Fifth Army in Italy since the first part of October 1943.

He entered the service on February 12, 1943 and was inducted at Fort Sheridan, IL. From there, he went to Camp Wolters, TX, where he received his basic training. In June 1943, he was transferred to the Shenango Personnel Preplacement Depot, Greenville, PA. He went to Virginia in July 1943 and embarked at Newport News.

On August 11, 1943, word was received by his parents that he had arrived overseas in North Africa. In September 1943, he went to Italy and was placed in Company B of the 157th Infantry, fighting on the road to Rome.

During his 10 months of service for his country, he was not home on furlough. He would have been 20 years of age on June 14.

Memorial services will be held at the Methodist Church in Colfax Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.