"Glenn Gerald Cyriacks was born in Pipestone Count, Minnesota on January 28, 1921 and moved with his parents when an infant to the farm on which the family now reside. After graduation from Lake Benton High School in 1938, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was 20 years, 10 months and 9 days at the age of his death."
-local newspaper article
"After exhaustive search it has been found impossible to located you son, Glenn Gerald Cyriacks, storekeeper second class, United States Navy, and he has therefore been officially declared to have lost his life in the service of his country as of December 7th, 1941. The department expresses to you its sincere sympathy. Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs."
-Official U.S. Navy notification