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T/5 Kenneth Horner

 

 

 

3 Waterloo Army Men Killed

War department messages Wednesday had informed families that three Waterloo soldiers died recently in the service of their country. The dead included:

Cpl. Riley W. Williams, 24.
Tech. 5th Gr. Kenneth Horner, 38.
Pfc. Robert C. Free, 19.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding Cpl. Williams and Pfc. Free have been omitted but may be found on their individual web pages within this site.]

T-5 Horner was killed while in action with an army engineers unit July 3, on Luzon according to word received this week by his brother, M. E. Horner, 920 Leavitt street, with whom he had made his home before entering service.

Horner had entered the army in December, 1941, and had been overseas for 38 months. A former employe (sic) of John Deere Tractor Co., he came to Waterloo in 1926.

He was born Mar. 3, 1907, at Geneva, Ia., son of James and Myrtle Horner. In 1928, he married Edith Ford in Waterloo.

Surviving are his wife, Chicago; his parents, Geneva, Ia.; four brothers, M. E. Horner; Challis J., Independence, Ia.; Raphael Horner, Chicago; and William C., Flint, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Thelma Bunten, 317 Oak Lawn avenue.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday, July 18, 1945, Section Two, Page 14 (photo included)