Black Hawk County

Pfc. J. D. Crow




Two Waterloo Men Listed as Dead

First Lt. Wendell L. Daily, 28, and Pfc. J. D. Crow, 24, Wednesday were officially listed as dead according to work received here by relatives.

Private Crow died Mar. 3 in a hospital in Italy as a result of wounds suffered Feb. 18 while serving with an infantry unit attached to the Fifth army, according to a war department telegram received by his wife who resides on Route 5.

In a letter from a chaplain received Tuesday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dell Crow, Maywood addition, Private Crow was reported to have had wounds about his head, chest and right leg.

He was born Aug. 30, 1920, at Independence, Ia., and moved to Waterloo with his parents in April, 1938. On July 17, the same year, he married Dorothy Lemons, of Waverly.

Prior to entering service in May, 1944, he was employed by the Rath Packing Co. He took his basic training at Camp Fannin, Tex., and spent a 15-day delay-en-route here before going overseas the latter part of October.

For the past year the daughter, Beverly, six-year-old, has been living with his sisters, Mrs. Velma Wakeman and Mrs. Wilma Crow, at Badger, Wis.

Other survivors are two brothers, Pfc. Arnold, in a hospital in [Page 2] England, recovering from a shoulder injury; L. D. Crow, at home; and two sisters, Betty and Carol, also at home.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday, March 14, 1945, (photo included)