Fayette County

Pvt. Richard W. Blake




Pvt. Richard W. Blake, U. S. marine, has written his mother, Mrs. A. Blake Wagner of Oelwein, that he has arrived overseas. While training at Camp Elliott, San Diego, Cal., he won a medal for scoring as a sharpshooter. He was formerly employed by the John Deere Tractor Company and lived in Waterloo.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, August 17, 1943