Black Hawk County

Pfc. Johannes G. Kruse




More War Dead on Returned Transport

The bodies of five men from this area are among the 1,922 returned war dead to the United States recently aboard the army transport Private John R. Towle, the department of the army announced Thursday.

Armed forces dead originally interred in temporary cemeteries in the Philippine Island and Hawaii are among those in the group. Thirty-six Iowans are among the group, all of whom died in the Pacific theater.

The list includes Pfc. Johannes G. Kruse, U.S. Marine Corps, next of kin John L. Habbena of 922 Bluffs street, Waterloo.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, June 16, 1949, Section Two, Page 17