Marine Cpl. Calvin Sarchet, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Presley Sarchet, Algona, was killed in action on Okinawa recently [June 5, 1945] according to word received here by local relatives Tuesday. His aunt, Mrs. Douglas Wilden, left that evening for Laramie, Wyo., to be with the boy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Verne Sarchet. Mrs. Sarchet was the former Grace Phillips, sister of Mrs. Wilden.
Calvin had just recently gone back into active service after being wounded in the head in May. He was an only child, and had no furlough home since he went into service three years ago at the age of 17. He and his parents formerly lived in Union.