Adams County

2nd Lt. Leo V. Cotter

Died 3 Dec 1942


Two Cotter Families
Hold Recent Reunion

Recent visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cotter, Corning, were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cotter of Langley, Washington.

The two couples became acquainted during World War II at the time of the death of Leo Cotter in a plane crash [December 3, 1942]. As Mr. Cotter of Washington, formerly lived in southern Iowa, they wrote offering sympathy and to know if there could be a relationship established. None could be traced.

However, a son of the visitors, Edward E. and Edward E. (Gene) Cotter, son of the “Corning Cotters,” were hospitalized in Texas at an army base there.

The two couples have kept up correspondence and the “Corning Cotters” were included on a recent vacation trip made by the “Washington Cotters.”

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, October 11, 1956, Page 4