Pottawattamie County

Capt. Kennard W. Gardiner

Bronze Star



Cpl. Robert L. Hough has been reported missing in action in France according to a war department announcement received by his sister, Mrs. Charles D. Shepard, 1104 Sixth avenue Tuesday.

On Saturday, Aug. 19 his mother, Mrs. Fred Jewel of Crescent, received a letter dated Aug. 2 in which Cpl. Hough enclosed a citation revealing that he had been awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in Normandy.

The citation also revealed that the same award had been given to Capt. Kennard W. Gardiner for services in Normandy at the same time. Capt. Gardiner is also from Council Bluffs.

Cpl. Hough has been overseas since January 1944 and has been in the army since Jan. 1941.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, August 22, 1944, Page 2