Pottawattamie County

Darwin Arthur Christensen

 

 

PROMOTED

Darwin Arthur Christensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grand Goehring, 2121 Fifth avenue, has been promoted to the rank of ship’s cook 2/c according to work received by his parents. He is stationed in the South Pacific area. Christensen received boot training at the naval recruiting station on Farragut, Idaho, and attended the cooks and bakers school there.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, December 12, 1943, Page 8 (photo included)

DIES IN ACTION

Ship’s cook second class, Darwin A. Christensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Goehring, 2121 Fifth avenue, has been killed in action in the south Pacific. Ship’s Cook 2/c Christensen served six months in the maritime service before entering the navy in September, 1942, and has seen 18 months active duty. He attended Thomas Jefferson high school. His wife, Ruby, and daughter, Jackalyn Lee, reside at 3102 Eighth avenue.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, June 01, 1945, Page 7

Memorial Rites

Memorial rites will be held here Sunday for two Council Bluffs service men killed in action, Pfc. Charles E. Swanson, jr., and Darwin A. Christensen, ship’s cook 2/c.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, June 10, 1945, Page 10