Black Hawk County

S/Sgt. Wallace Lichty



Three More Waterloo Men Casualties

Waterloo casualty lists Saturday included Pfc. Arvine E. Benedict, 20, killed in action; Staff Sgt. Norman D. Gibbs, 19, missing; and Staff Sgt. Wallace Lichty, 22, wounded for the third time.

Sergeant Lichty, formerly of Waterloo, who was wounded in August and November in Belgium, has been wounded again, sometime in January in Germany, it was learned here Saturday. He is now hospitalized in England.

He has been presented the Purple Heart and a cluster for the first two wounds. His wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Lichty, reside in Spring Valley, Minn.

A sister, Mrs. Marvin Grady, resides at 1117 Randolph street, and a brother, Keith, lives on La Porte road.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding SSgt. Norman D. Gibbs and Pvt. Arvine E. Benedict have been omitted but may be found on their individual webpages within this site.]

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, February 04, 1945, Page 13