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In 1940 he was listed in the US Census as "Earline: Osberg age 20, a farm laborer (hiredman) living with Howard Wolf & his family in Lynn, Sioux Co, IA. Ancestry.com - 1940 United States Federal Census.
On 18 Oct 1941 he went to Amamosa Men's Reformatory having been sentenced to a maximum of 1 year for assault to commit rape. He was released 17 Jul 1942. Ancestry.com - Iowa, U.S., Consecutive Registers of Convicts, 1867-1970
In 1943 he served a few months in the military before being discharged due to a medical condition.
Name: Erland A Osberg Gender: Male Race: White/Mexican (White) Rank: Enlisted Man Admission Age: 20 Birth Date: abt 1923 Birth Place: USA Admission Date: Sep 1943 Admission Place: Camp Stewart, Georgia Discharge Date: Oct 1943 Military Branch: Artillery Diagnosis: Diagnosis: Tachycardia, paroxysmal; Diagnosis: Cardiac arrhythmia, Paroxysmal tachycardia Injured in Line of Duty: Not in Line of Duty, existed prior to entry into service Type of Discharge: Discharged for disability, not in line of duty (existed prior to service) Length of service: 3 - 4 months Service Number: 37701738
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