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January 27, 2014
Messenger News

EAGLE GROVE - Dale Burton Thomason, the son of Willard and Florence (Thompson) Thomason, was born November 24, 1926, on a farm east of Eagle Grove where he lived until he graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1944. That same year Dale enlisted in the Merchant Marines and was sent to Sheep's Head Bay in New York. In the spring of 1945, he contracted rheumatic fever and received a medical discharge. After only three weeks back home Dale was drafted into the Army and stationed at Camp Hood in Colorado.



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