Pottawattamie County

Claude Leroy Cody

Died 14 Oct 1944
 

 

TO BETTER POST
CODY IS GIVEN PROMOTION HERE

Claude Leroy Cody, survivor of the Helena and veteran of two years service in the navy, has been promoted from an electrician’s mate 3/c to 2/c.

He is the son of Mrs. Bessie Cody Deithchler, 2321 South Seventh Street.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, March 09, 1944, Page 14 (photo included)

 

Killed in Action

Electrician’s Mate 2/c Claude Leroy Cody, previously reported missing in action Oct. 14, 1944, after the U. S. S. Houston was attacked by enemy aircraft, has been officially declared killed in action, according to word received by his wife, Mrs. Darlene Agnes Cody of Tama. He is the son of Mrs. Bessie Cody, 2321 South Seventh street, and E. L. Cody, 319 North Ninth street.

Entering the navy in November, 1941, he participated in most of the battles in the Pacific from July, 1942, to October, 1944, and was one of the survivors of the Helena when it was sunk in July, 1943.

Besides his parents and his widow, he is survived by two brothers, Lyle and Charles Cody, both at home; and a sister, Vera Cody at home.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday, September 19, 1945, Page 5