Adams County

T/Sgt. Francis L. Cotter

Died 27 Oct 1943
 

 

News About Adams County
Men and Women in the Service

Sgt. Francis Cotter arrived here Monday morning from Stoney Field at Charleston, South Carolina, and will enjoy a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cotter and oher relatives and friends. Francis reports back for duty December 21st.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, December 09, 1943, Page 5

News About Adams County
Men and Women in the Service

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cotter were hosts at an oyster supper last Wednesday evening, with a number of friends invited to honor their son Francis. Those who enjoyed this pleasant affair were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cummings, Miss Nelle Sullivan, Mr. and Mr. Ambrose Cullen, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Cotter and the Sullivan boys, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Sullivan and family of Bedford, and Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Segriff.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cummings entertained at their home last Friday evening in honor of Francis Cotter, home on furlough Those present for the supper were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cotter and Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kelly, and Mrs. Gene Cotter and Mary Jane.

Sgt. Francis Cotter left Sunday night to return to Stoney Field at Charleston, South Carolina, where he has been stationed for several months.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, December 23, 1943, Pages 1 & 2

Tinkham, Cotter Are “Killed In Action”

Two more Adams county boys have made the supreme sacrifice, giving their lives in defense of their county. Pvt. Darl Tinkham and Sgt. Francis Cotter have both been reported killed in action.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding Pvt. Tinkham have been omitted but appears on his individual webpage within this site.]

T/Sgt. Francis Cotter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cotter, was reported killed in action, in a message received here Tuesday morning. Francis entered military training in March, 1942, and was sent overseas in May, 1944. He has been in the battle areas since soon after the Cherbourg landing, fighting in the hedge-row battles and on to the north. He was with the 7th army, and was killed in action October 27th.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, November 09, 1944, Page 1