Pottawattamie County

Pfc. Clarence R. King


Return Bodies of Four County Men
110 Iowa War Dead in Pacific Shipment

Bodies of four Pottawattamie county soldiers are being returned from the Pacific aboard the army transport Lieutenant George W. G. Boyce, the department of the army announced Monday.

Carson Soldier.

Pfc. Clarence R. King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. King of Carson, was killed Aug. 2, 1943, in the southwest Pacific area. King entered the army on Jan. 28, 1942, took basic training at Camp Wolters, Tex., and was shipped overseas to Hawaii. He left Hawaii in December, 1942, for the combat area.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Sunday, May 30, 1948, Page 8

S. W. Iowa Deaths
Pvt. Clarence King.

OAKLAND – Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Vieth funeral home for Pvt. Clarence King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude King of Carson, who was killed in action in the Pacific on Aug. 2, 1943.

The body was returned to Oakland Saturday. The Revs. Ivo G. Randels and O. C. Huff will conduct rites, with burial in Carson cemetery. Oakland posts of American Legion post No. 187 and Barnett-King post of Veterans of Foreign Wars will be in charge of gravesite rites.

Private King entered service January 28, 1942, and took preliminary training at Camp Wallace, Tex. He was killed in action August 2, 1942 in the south Pacific.

He was a resident of the Oakland community most of his life and a member of the First Christian church. He was the first man, killed in action, whose parents lived in Carson.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Sunday, June 27, 1948, Page 22