Black Hawk County

Pvt. Elmer E. Dickinson



Joint Services for Dickinson, Lufkin Sunday

A double memorial service for Sgt. Robert F. Lufkin, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Lufkin, 2322 Lafayette street, and Pvt. Elmer E. Dickinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dickinson, Casebeer Heights, will be conducted at 7:30 p. m. Sunday in Walnut Street Baptist church with Rev. Robert T. Ketcham officiating, it was announced Friday.

Sergeant Lufkin was killed in action July 29 while serving with a tank destroyer unit in France.

Private Dickinson, taken captive by the Germans in December, 1942, died in a German prison camp June 18, 1944, of appendicitis with peritonitis complications.

Lufkin and Dickinson are the first members of Walnut Street Baptist church to lose their lives while serving in the armed forces.

The service will be open to the public.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Friday, September 15, 1944, Page 8

Pvt. Dickinson served in World War II with the U.S. Army 168th Infantry, 34th Division and is buried in Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium.