Warden G. Jones

Infantryman Is German Prisoner
Private Warden G. Jones, son of Philip Jones of Mondovi and Mrs. Jennie Jones of Colfax, who was previously reported missing in action on December 13, 1943, is a German prisoner, according to a letter from him, received March 17, by his sister Mrs. Rueben Melgaard, Route 3, Colfax. 

No official government confirmation has been received concerning  him being a prisoner. He was reported missing in France. A letter from the German camp to his sister reads:

"Dear Eileen. I am a prisoner of war. I am feeling fine. Hope you are the same. Will you give Ma and Pa my address and tell them I am OK? Tell Ma to send me some peanut candy and cookies. Tell her to go to the Red Cross to find out how to mail anything to me. You write back on the other side of this paper.  It would be better for you to go to the Red Cross, too. When you write back, be sure and print your letter.

"How is everybody getting along back there? Well, I'll close for now. Tell Ma to send that candy soon. Be good till I see you again. Love, Warden."

Private Jones entered the service on December 13, 1943 at Fort Sheridan, IL and received his Infantry training at San Diego, CA; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Camp Luis Obispo, CA; Fort George G. Meade, MD. He went overseas in September 1944 and joined General George Patton's Third Army.