Cerro Gordo County

Emmon H. Engleman, Jr.




E. H. Engleman, Jr. Killed
in Action on April 22

Had Previously Been Reported Missing On That Date

Emmon Hartman Engleman, Jr., fireman 1/c, was killed in action in the Pacific on April 22, according to a message from the war department received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Engleman, Sr., Winnebago Heights. He had previously been reported missing on that date.

Engleman enlisted in the navy at the age of 17 in August, 1942, and served one year in the Atlantic waters before being sent to the Pacific. Prior to his enlistment he had worked for 6 months in a defense plant at Miami, Fla. He was last home in Nov., 1943.

Besides his parents he is survived by 7 sisters and 2 brothers. One of the brothers, Harry, is leaving for the service Thursday.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Wednesday, July 18, 1945, Page 8 (photo included)

Joint Memorial Service Sunday

Joint public memorial service honoring 4 men of the armed forces who recently gave their lives in combat will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Music hall. The Rev. Merle S. Dimath, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, will give the eulogy. Miss Ellen Smith will be soloist.

Burial flags from the U. S. government will be presented to Mr. and Mrs. George V. Black, foster parents of Pvt. Joseph W. Black, who died in Lorraine, France, last October; to Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Engleman for their son, Emmon, fireman 1/c, killed in the Pacific in April; to Mr. and Mrs. William Kasik for their son, Pfc. Joey Kasik, declared dead after a year’s missing in action in France; and to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McLaughlin for their son Marvin, seaman 1/c, killed near Okinawa in May.

Gold star citation scrolls from the national department of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and flowers from the 2 organizations will also be presented to the next of kin. The service will begin with a 5 minute prelude.

Honor guard and firing squad for the service will be furnished by volunteers from Company E of the Iowa state guard under the command of Capt. Leslie Whipple. Buglers of the day are Raymond Holtz, Arthur Erickson, Esther Ruhnke and Dean Schmidt.

All veterans organizations will attend in a body with their colors and are required to be at Music hall at 3:45. After the service at the hall the organizations will go to Central park for the 13th retreat of the season. The Clausen-Worden post of the American Legion will have charge of the retreat.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Friday, August 24, 1945, Page 7

Card of Thanks

WE WISH to express our sincere appreciation to our many friends, neighbors and relatives and the American Legion for the spiritual bouquets, sympathy and flowers extended us during our recent bereavement, the loss of our son and brother, Emmon H. Engleman, Jr., F. 1/c.

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Engleman, Sr., and family.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Friday, August 24, 1945, Page 20


ENGLEMAN, Emmon Hartman, F 1-c, killed in South Pacific, April 22, 1945:

Today is a day of remembrance
And many sad regrets.
A day we shall always remember
When the rest of the world forgets.

As we loved you, so we miss you,
In our memory you are always near;
Loved, remembered, longed for always,
For to us you were so dear.

Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Monday, April 22, 1946, Page 14

NOTE: There is a stone at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, Plot 1 – 201. Names engraved on the stone are SSMB2 Charles L. Ayers, S1 Ellis Ellsworth Bloomfield, F1 Emmon Hartman Engleman, STM1 Russell Harris Jr., SC2 Charles Joseph Masse, MM1 John Edward Peterson, S1 Milburn Eugene Wilson, S1 Carl Forrest Blankenship, GM1 Frank Adam Chmiel, S1 Robert Ray Glass, FC3 William Arthur Lillie, S1 Charlie David Penland, and S1 Calvin Kenneth Wilson – US Naval Reserve – April 22, 1945.

There is also a memorial stone for Fireman 1/C Emmon Hartman Engleman Jr. at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa.