Pottawattamie County

Sgt. Harry Carbaugh



Local Man Gets Purple Heart

Sgt. Harry Carbaugh, 33, has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in the final phase of the battle on Guam.

Sgt. Carbaugh was advancing past a Jap machine gun position and as he called to a tank to knock it out, a hand grenade fell near wounding him and three of his men.

Now in a navy hospital in the south Pacific, Sgt. Carbaugh says he does not know where the grenade came from but that “After I was hit I crawled about 45 yards until a corpsman found me and patched up my wounds.”

Formerly of Council Bluffs, he attended Thomas Jefferson high school. His present address is 1043 South Twenty-eighth street, Omaha.

Overseas since January, 1943, his brother, Newton E. Carbaugh, is a captain in the marine corps, also overseas. Sgt. Carbaugh also saw action on Bougainville.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Wednesday, October 04, 1944, Page 7