Woodbury County

Lt. Stanley Merrill Corbett




Stanley M. Corbett, judge adjutant general’s department, whose wife lives at Gilman terrace, has been promoted captain.  Capt. Corbett was a lawyer with the firm of Corbett & Corbett prior to entering service.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 13, 1945


Stanley Corbett, attached to the office of the judge advocate general, has been transferred to duty at Dallas, Tex., and has been promoted to first lieutenant.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, August 2, 1945

In Honor Of
Captain, U.S. Army Air Corps
Stanley Merrill Corbett

Stanley Merrill Corbett was born 01 September 1909, Sioux City, to Edward M. and Edith (Van Sickle) Corbett.  Attended Hunt Elementary, North Junior and graduated from Central high school in 1927.  Attended the University of Chicago and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1931.  Graduated from the University of Iowa in 1934 with a Law degree.

Stanley enlisted 12 November 1942, in the U.S. Army, at Des Moines.  Sent overseas, 28 April 1945 from San Francisco.  Went to Philippines and Tokyo.  Was in the Battle of Luzon.

Stanley was a member of the War Crimes Commission in the judge advocate’s department in Manila, Tokyo and Korea before being discharged 21 April 1946, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, as a Captain.

Entitled to wear American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

Stanley married Cecelia Frances Listing, 16 November 1935, in Western Springs, Illinois.  To this union was born a son, Charles, and a daughter, Patricia.  They have four grandchildren.

Stanley practiced law in Sioux City until his retirement in 1998.  He was a member of the Monahan Post 64, American Legion.  He was involved in many local activities.

Stanley passed away 13 January 2004, and is buried a Logan Park Cemetery.

Submitted by Stanley Corbett