Bio: Leasum, Charles (Prisoner of War - 1945)
Surnames: Leasum, Mattson, Hanson
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 02/08/1945
Dr. Leasum, Known Here, Released From Jap Prison
Neillsville relatives and friends of Capt. Charles Leasum, whose home is in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., were overjoyed to learn that he was one of the 513 Allied war prisoners rescued from the Jap prison camp at Cabantuan on Luzon in the Philippines, on January 30, after more than two years imprisonment. Capt. Leasum is a cousin of Mrs. John Mattson of Neillsville, his mother, who now resides in Blair, being a sister of Mrs. Mattson’s mother, the late Mrs. Nettie Hanson.
Capt. Leasum was a practicing physician and surgeon in a government hospital at Sturgeon Bay, prior to the war. He entered the army in December, 1941, and in 1942 was sent to the Philippines, where he became chief of the surgical staff in a Government hospital in Manila. It was known *** Note: The rest of the article was missing.
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