Two Wounded One Captured
Courier Tribune (Seneca, KS)
18 Dec 1941
Nemaha County Gets Word of Casualties
Two sailors wounded, one captured. That is the record ofthe first casualties touching Nemaha county.
The Courier-Tribune’s Centralia correspondent learns that Harold Wiseman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wiseman, Axtell, formerly of Centralia, was wounded in the action at Pearl Harbor. No more details are available and it is presumed in this office the Wisemans received a brief war department message.
The same sort of notice was received by Alyce Haffner, Bern, who got a war department card Sunday stating her son had been wounded, though not seriously.
The captured sailor is Donal Adain Binns, Navy officer at Guam. The Japanese have been claiming the seizure of Guam. Binns’ wife is the former Eunice Schmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Schmidt, 2915 N. 31st, Kansas City. Mrs. Binns is a niece of Fred, Herman and Otto Schmidt, Centralia. Donald Binns was discharged from the Navy and then married Miss Schmidt at Bremerton, Washington. After two weeks liberty, he was called back to Naval service and sent to Guam. Mrs. Binns, has not seen him for a year. She is with her parents in Kansas City.