Monona County

Donald Clingenpeel




Killed or Wounded—
Casualties Bring the Battle Closer to the Midwest

The COLD hand of sorrow has been laid on the hearts of many American mothers and fathers since that December Sabbath when the Japanese attacked Oahu, and parents of Sioux City and the surrounding territory have felt their share of grief over the boys who aren’t coming back.

Two Sioux City youths are “missing in action” and several have been wounded in action in the Pacific ocean.  Sioux City residents had relatives either killed or wounded.

No Official Lists
Compilation of a list of casualties since the war began is difficult because all information concerning the sailors and soldiers involved must come from relatives.  No official casualty lists are being issued.

Donald Clingenpeel
, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Clingenpeel, Rodney, Ia.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 18, 1942

Our Neighbors in the Services 

Rodney, Iowa – Donald Clingenpiel recently visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Clingenpiel of Rodney. He is a seaman on the U.S.S. Salt Lake City, a ship which has already tackled the enemy at Wake, Guadalcanal and other islands.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 5, 1943