Adams County

Sgt. Francis J. Bridgeman

Died 29 Mar 1943


Purple Heart Awarded To Francis Bridgeman

James Bridgeman of Prescott has received official notice from the War Department that the decoration of the Purple Heart has been awarded posthumously to his son, Sgt. Francis J. Bridgeman, who was killed in action in North Africa on March 29.

The Purple Heart decoration will be forwarded directly to Mr. Bridgeman by the Commanding Officer, Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and should be received within ten days or two weeks.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, May 27, 1943, Page 1

Iowa’s Honor Roll

Here are more Iowans who have been killed in action. The final line beneath each picture gives the geographical location in which the man was serving. Additional Honor Roll pictures will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 19, 1943 (photo included)