Adams County

Pfc. Kenneth L. Hickman

 

News from Mt. Etna

Pvt. Kenneth Hickman left Sunday for Ft. Meade, Md., after spending his furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Hickman and other relatives.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, December 21, 1944, Page 8

Two More Killed In Action

Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Hickman of Mt. Etna received a telegram last Friday from the War Department stating that their son, Pfc. Kenneth Hickman, had been killed in action on April 11th. He was in Germany and it is thought he was serving with the 1st Army. Pfc. Hickman, aged 21, entered service in July of last year and had gone overseas in January of this year.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding Sgt. Burton B. Maeder have been omitted but appears on his individual webpage within this site.]

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, May 03, 1945, Page 1

Hickman Memorial At
Mt. Etna Next Sunday

Arrangements have been completed for holding a Memorial Service at the Methodist Church in Mt. Etna, next Sunday afternoon, for Pfc. Kenneth L. Hickman, who was killed in action in Germany, April 11, 1945. Kenneth, aged 21, was serving with the First Army and had been in service about 10 months. The service at Mt. Etna Sunday will be at 2:30 p. m. and will be in charge of Rev. A. J. Bissinger of Carl. The American Legion will also participate in the program.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, May 10, 1945, Page 1

Soldier Dead Returned
Home For Final Rites

The American Graves Registration Distribution Center at Kansas City released information that the remains of Pfc. Kenneth L. Hickman, soldier of World War II, is being returned to Adams county for burial.

Pfc. Hickman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Hickman of Mt. Etna. Kenneth was killed in action in Germany, April 11, 1945. He was aged 21 years. His body arrived in New York last week, aboard the U. S. Army transport Carroll Liberty. The body will be returned here for final burial.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, November 25, 1948, Page 1

Obituaries

PFC. KENNETH L. HICKMAN

Private First Class Kenneth L. Hickman was born in Mt. Etna, Iowa, February 28, 1924, and was killed in action in the vicinity of Seega, Germany, April 11, 1945 at the age of 21 years, 1 month and 13 days. The Chaplain wrote his parents that while the company was in the attack, Kenneth was hit by a sniper and was killed instantly. Burial was in the U. S. Cemetery at Margraten, Holland, officiated by a Protestant Chaplain.

He, with his family, lived in Mt. Etna until he was six years of age, when they moved to their farm south of Mt. Etna, where he lived until he entered the Armed Forces, helping his father farm.

He attended the grade school in Mt. Etna and was graduated from the Corning High School with the class of 1941.

He was inducted into the Army, July 17, 1944 and received his basic training at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Arkansas. His only furlough from November 28th till December 10th was spent at home, after which he went to Camp Meade, Maryland. From this camp he went overseas to serve with the 1st Army.

Left to mourn his loss are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loten Hickman, and a brother Dallas at home, one half-brother, Leland Fisher; two half-sisters, Mrs. Paul Davis and Mrs. R. L. Thompson, all of Mt.Etna; also many relatives and friends. Interment was in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Mt. Etna, Iowa.

The Corning Legion Post had charge of the services, which were conducted by Rev. L. V. McElney, Carl, Iowa.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, December 02, 1948, Page 6