Vernon M. Jacobson

Selectees from Eau Claire County Draft Board No. 1, representing the city of Eau Claire, who left Saturday afternoon for the Army Reception Center at Fort Sheridan after a stop over night at Milwaukee are shown above, as photographed in front of the Post Office Building just before leaving for the depot to board the "400." 

They are ( from left to right) Front Row: John B. Brown, Route 4; James E. Field, 2016 Birch Street; and Floyd E. Burr, 1063 Chippewa Road. Second Row: Edward H. Gort, 840 1/2 East Madison Street; Alfred G. Rosenthal, 522 West Grand Avenue; and Vernon M. Jacobson, 318 North Eleventh Street.


Wounded on Belgium Front  
T/5 VERNON JACOBSON
Two Eau Claire soldiers were recently wounded in Belgium, according to word received by their parents. 

They are Technician Fifth Grade Vernon Jacobson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Jacobson, 318 North Eleventh Street, and Private Willard S. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Larson, Route 2, Eau Claire.

Slightly wounded in Belgium, according to a War Department telegram received by his parents, Private Larson now writes that he is in an evacuation hospital in France. 

He went overseas in April 1944 and served in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Belgium. Technician Fifth Grade Jacobson was wounded January 12. 

He entered the service on October 25, 1941 and received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas and in Louisiana. He went to the Panama Canal Zone in March 1942 and served there 17 months. In September 1943, he was home on furlough.

Going to the Maxon Army Air Base, he trained with the Airborne Infantry and left for overseas in April 1944. He took part in battles in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Belgium.