The Lusk Herald
March 1, 1945
Again and yet again the long list of war casualties reach into even our small communities.
Two more young men of this area have been listed among those killed, according to word received by their families from the War Department during the past week. They are Pvt. Robert H. Kraft of Whitman and Lloyd Seifert of Harrison.
(The portion of the article about Robert Kraft are included on his obituary page)
Lloyd Seifert Perishes in Waters of the Pacific
The other, who it is presumed, perished in the waters of the Pacific, is Lloyd Seifert, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Seifert of Lusk, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Seifert of Harrison. He was among the prisoners on one of the Japanese ships which was sunk by our men several months ago and is reported among the prisoners missing.
It is understood that he was taken prisoner when Corregidor fell and was among those on the crowded prison ships which were being moved to Japan. Our men had no way of knowing that those Japanese ships carried American prisoners of war and it was not until after they were attacked and sunk that the tragic discovery was made. The names of the prisoners lost was reported thru Red Cross channels.
The World War II Prisoner of War information at http://www.ww2pow.info/ has the following information:
Name - Lloyd R Seifert
Ser. Number - 6291030
Grade - Private First Class
Service - Army
Arm - Air Corps
First Report - 05/07/1942
Last Report - 09/07/1944
Race - White
Residence - Nebraska
Area - Southwest Pacific Theatre Philippine Islands
Source - Official Sources
Status - Died in Ship Sinking or Shot Attempting Escape
Detaining Power - Japan
Camp - Pw Camp 2 Davao Mindanao Philippines 7 1
Berniece Clark (September 17, 1907 - February 1, 1961)Robert Henry Kraft (February 27, 1925 - February 7, 1945)Gertrude August Seifert (August 13, 1888 - June 1, 1976)Joseph Clay Seifert (November 11, 1882 - January 24, 1954)Ona Malinda Seifert (March 7, 1885 - February 19, 1968)Thomas R. Seifert (November 5, 1888 - December 19, 1965)Alice Southgate (Date Unknown - July 14, 1952)
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