Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Harold "Norris" Niehaus - Veteran of World War II -- Wordless Wednesday, Almost

Norris Niehaus, center in uniform, surrounded by his family.
     With Veterans Day approaching I am including a Niehaus family veteran as my post for Wordless Wednesday - Almost.  In the center of this photo with his family is my uncle, Harold "Norris" Niehaus.  His mother and father, Ruth and John Niehaus are seated in front of him.  Norris wasn't yet married in this 1943 photo.  He's holding my brother, his nephew, Donny Niehaus.  I am presuming this was a farewell gathering for him before he was sent overseas.  This photo includes all of his siblings except one, Charles.  Since he was also a veteran, perhaps he was already shipped out. 
     Norris Niehaus was 18 years old when he enlisted in the U. S. Army on 20 February 1943 at Indianapolis, Indiana.  He was listed as single, without dependents.  And his description also included: 68 inches tall and weight, 129 lbs.  He served honorably in the Pacific and returned home to Indianapolis.  Norris married Betty Schmaltz in 1950 and their descendants thrive today.  We appreciate the service of this veteran and all who sacrificed with him.

     You will find more Wordless Wednesday posts by clicking on the link in the left column.  I welcome comments from the family on this and any of the photos that I am happy to share.

Copyright © 2014, Nancy Niehaus Hurley

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