Buchanan County

T/5 Gerald W. Griswold


Winthrop Man Killed in France

Winthrop, Ia.—Gerald W. Griswold, 33, technician fifth grade, was killed in action on June 10, according to word received from the War Department recently by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Griswold, Winthrop.

No further information was given.

Corporal Griswold entered the Army March 31, 1942, and received training at Camp Claiborne, La., and Camp Barkeley, Tex., before going overseas in April, 1944.

Born on a farm near Winthrop on Dec. 4, 1910, he was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Griswold. He graduated from Winthrop high school in 1929.

Surviving besides his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Lester Dennie and Miss Gail Griswold, both of Winthrop.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, July 30, 1944

Winthrop Soldier's Body Coming Home

Winthrop, IA - The body of Gerald W. Griswold, technician fifth Class, will arrive from Chicago Wednesday accompanied by military escort. Griswold was killed in action in France June 10, 1944, four days after D-day.

He was born on a farm near here Dec. 4, 1910, and graduated from the local high school in 1929.

He entered the service Mar. 31, 1942, and received his basic training at Camp Barkeley, Tex. and went over seas in April 1944.

Funeral will be at the Congregational Church Thursday at 2 P.M. with the Rev. Arthur Hornish officiating. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside at Fairview Cemetery.

Griswold was a member of Byron Lodge No. 546, AF&AM.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. William E. Griswold, and two sisters, Mrs. Lester Dennie and Gail Griswold, all of Winthrop.

Source: Waterloo Courier, May 3, 1948