Cerro Gordo County

Pfc. Arnold Cooley

 

 

 

Three Ventura Youth Join Armed Forces

VENTURA – Three Ventura residents have enlisted in the U. S. army recently. Teddy Wolfram has enlisted in the army and left Monday for Des Moines for final examination.

Normand Anderson, son of Elmer Anderson, has enlisted in the army and will leave for Des Moines Jan. 5.

Arnold Cooley was inducted into the army and left for Des Moines Wednesday.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Wednesday, December 31, 1941, Page 10

Gets Purple Heart

The purple heart decoration has been awarded posthumously to Pfc. Arnold Cooley son of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Cooley, Ventura, according to a message received from the war department. Cooley was killed in action Dec. 14 in New Guinea.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Wednesday, March 16, 1943, Page 8 (photo included)