Muscatine County

Pfc. John H. Faulkner

 

 

John Faulkner Suffers Serious Injury in France

PFC, John H. Faulkner, about 26, was seriously wounded in action in France on July 12, according to a message received this morning by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Faulkner.

Mrs. Faulkner is making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Walker, at Moscow, and has been ill. An uncle of PFC Faulkner, George “Bunny” Foster, died at Eldridge, Mo., earlier this week and funeral services for him were held this afternoon at the Hoffman Funeral church.

No details were contained in the telegram but further announcements will be given later.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, August 4, 1944

John H. Faulkner Is Recipient Of Purple Heart

Pfc. John H. Faulkner, who was wounded in action in the invasion of France, has received the Purple Heart. His wife is making her home at Moscow and has been advised.

Pfc. Faulkner, in a letter to his wife, said he suffered injuries in the right side in battle of July 12 and that he was hospitalized in France. A new address for writing was sent to her.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, August 9, 1944

MUSCATINE NAME INCLUDED IN LONG CASUALTY LIST

The name of Pfc. John H. Faulkner of Muscatine, whose wife is residing at Moscow for the duration, was included in the longest casualty list of any issued to date during the war which was released by the War Department Thursday, the Associated Press dispatch informs. Named were 3,555 American soldiers wounded in action in the European area.

The Journal had previously announced the injuries suffered by Pfc. Faulkner.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, September 15, 1944

Pvt. J. Faulkner, Wounded in War, Is Now Missing

Pvt. John H. Faulkner, 28, who was wounded in the invasion of France on July 12, has now been listed as missing in action since Sept. 30, in Luxembourg, Germany, according to a telegram received today by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Faulkner, who is making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Walker, at Moscow.

Following the injuries Pvt. Faulkner received in France, he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and was able to report back to duty on July 27.

Pvt. Faulkner received his wounds shortly before an uncle George “Bunny” Foster, died at Eldridge, Mo., and the word of his missing today came shortly after the death of his mother, Ella Foster Faulkner, of Muscatine.

A brother, Fred Clifford Faulkner, with an army infantry unit, left this country for overseas duty recently. Three sisters and two other brothers live in the Moscow vicinity.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, October 20, 1944 (photo included)

PFC. Faulkner Killed in Action, Message States

Pfc. John H. Faulkner, 29, who was reported Oct. 20 as missing in action, was killed in action in Luxembourg Sept. 30, according to information received today from the War Department by his wife, Dorothy L. Faulkner, of Moscow.

The message, which gave no further particulars, said that a letter would follow. It was from the office of the adjutant general.

Pfc. Faulkner was born in Illinois, Aug. 21, 1915, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Faulkner. He spent his early years in Illinois. He married Miss Dorothy Walker at Muscatine Oct. 22, 1938. Their home was made in the Tri-Cities following the marriage. Mrs. Faulkner has been making her home recently with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Walker at Moscow.

Pfc. Faulkner entered service June 21, 1943, and was in training at Camp Breckenridge, Ky., and in Mississippi before going overseas March 27, 1944. He was wounded in action in the invasion of France on June 12, but was able to report for duty in July. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal following his injuries.

Surviving in addition to his widow are three brothers and three sisters, Fred C. Faulkner of Muscatine, now in service overseas with the Army; Lyle Faulkner, New Boston; Foster Faulkner, Columbus Junction; Mrs. Louie Hull and Mrs. Robert Douglas of Muscatine; and Mrs. Sadie McMichael, of West Liberty. His parents preceded him in death.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, October 28, 1944

Battle Casualties Sadden More Homes

PFC. JOHN H. FAULKNER—Mrs. Dorothy L. Faulkner, of Moscow, in October received a message telling of the death of her husband, Pfc. John H. Faulkner, in Luxembourg on Sept. 30, 1944. Pfc. Faulkner entered service June 21, 1943, and went overseas March 27, 1944. He was wounded in action in the invasion of France June 12, but was able to report back for duty later.

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, Dec. 29, 1944