Muscatine County

Pvt. Roy E. Bond

 

 

WITH THOSE IN SERVICE

BACK ON DUTY
—Pvt. Roy E. Bond has returned to Fort Benning, Ga., after visiting his mother, Mrs. Josh Predmore, 514 West Sixth street. He has been in service since Oct. 28, 1943. His address is Pvt. Roy E. Bond, Co. D., 2nd P.T.R., 6th Bn., Fort Benning, Ga.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, Thursday, June 8, 1944 (photo included)

Pvt. Roy Bond Killed; Was Paratrooper

Pvt. Roy E. Bond, 21, serving with a paratrooper division, was killed in action in Belgium on Jan. 3. The message came late Tuesday to his mother, Mrs. Laura O. Predmore, 514 West Sixth street, from the War Department.

Pvt. Bond had been overseas since last June, his last letter being dated on Dec. 17, 1944.

Surviving besides his mother are two sisters, Miss Delta Bond, serving as a missionary in Nigeria, West Africa, and Miss Dorothy Bond and a brother, Kenneth Bond, both of Bremerton, Wash. His stepfather, Josh Predmore, and a half brother and half sister, Loren and Alice Predmore also survive.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, January 31, 1945 (photo included)

Tribute to Memory Of 7 Servicemen Planned

Seven Muscatine county servicemen whose deaths have been reported between Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 will be honored at the February community memorial rites at the high school auditorium at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, officials in charge have announced.

The program followed for the services will again include the memorial ritual of the American Legion with other patriotic organizations in the county participating. Leonard Plessy will be soloist and Miss Catherine Flannery, organist.

Dr. Henry C. Schneider, Legion post chaplain, will offer the eulogy.

The servicemen to be honored include:
Pvt. Fred Hintermeister, killed in action in Luxembourg, Dec. 23, 1944.
Lt. Phillip Fagan, killed in action in Belgium, Jan. 14.
Tech. Sgt. Karle E. Kolmerer, killed in action over Germany, Sept. 10, 1944.
Pvt. Roy E. Bond, killed in action in Belgium, Jan. 3.
Staff Sgt. Donald G. Kopf, killed in action over Germany May 27, 1944.
Pfc. Wesley Samuel Hagens killed in action in France, Dec. 23, 1944.
Pvt. Marvin G. Daufeldt killed in action in France, Jan. 25.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, February 21, 1945

WITH THOSE IN SERVICE

Six Servicemen Who Made Supreme Sacrifice Are Honored At Rites Here

The fourth community memorial rites in honor of Muscatine county soldiers and sailors killed in the service of their country were conducted by patriotic organizations at the high school auditorium Sunday afternoon with Dr. Henry C. Schneider, American Legion post chaplain, offering the eulogy.

Six servicemen whose deaths have been reported since the January memorial were honored: Pfc. Fred Hintermeister, Lt. Phillip Fagan, Tech. Sgt. Karle E. Kolmerer, Pvt. Roy E. Bond, Pfc. Wesley Samuel Hagens and Pvt. Marvin G. Daufeldt.

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“We eulogize these men,” Dr. Schneider said, “their sacrifices, their bravery, their courage. We call them our heroes—they are. But there is little comfort in eulogizing unless we know that they have not died in vain.”

L. C. Flannery, Legion commander, was in charge of the rites, with music provided by Leonard Plessy, soloist, and Catherine Flannery, organist.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, February 26, 1945

RECEIVES AWARDS

The presidential citation and Purple Heart medal awarded Pfc. Roy E. Bond, paratrooper, killed in action Jan. 3, in Belgium, has been received by his mother, Mrs. Laura O. Predmore, 514 West Sixth street.

Pfc. Bond was born Nov. 5, 1923, and his father is Alva Bond, of Bremerton, Wash.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, April 3, 1945

140 Have Made Supreme Sacrifice in Muscatine Area In War Against Axis Powers; Many Reported Wounded

Pvt. Roy E. Bond, 21, son of Mrs. Laura O. Predmore, 514 West Sixth street, killed in action Jan. 3, 1945, in Belgium.

Source: Muscatine Journal, Victory in Europe Edition, May 7, 1945