Adams County

Pfc. Andrew L. Loughrey


News About Adams County
Men and Women in the Service

Pfc. Andrew Loughry (sic) arrived in Corning Monday morning and will visit his mother and other relatives during a brief furlough. Andrew has been in training at Atlanta, Ga;, and will leave Friday to return to the same location.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, July 22, 1943, Page 4

Pfc. Andrew Loughrey Killed February 17, 1945

Word has been received by relatives here that Pfc. Andrew L. Loughrey was killed in action on February 17, 1945, on Luzon. He is the son of Mrs. Lloyd Goodvin, who now resides in Des Moines. “Andy” as he was better known, resided here for several years and attended school.

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



Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Goodvin, residing in Des Moines, Iowa, were notified April 28 by the war dept. that their son, Pfc. Andrew L. Loughrey, had died on Luzon February 17, 1945. He was born in Gothenburg, Nebraska, February 3, 1923. He was 22 years and 2 weeks old at the time of his death. He came to corning with his mother at the age of 5 and has made his home here until inducted into service. He took his basic training at Ft. Leonard [Wood], Missouri, then sent to Atlantic Ordnance Depot at Atlanta, Georgia. Here he took diesel mechanic training. He was home on furlough 5 days beginning July 17, 1943. He was first sent to New Guinea, Australia, Dutch East Indies then to the Philippines.

He went to school in Corning, was baptized into the Church of the Brethren at Salena. He leaves to mourn his mother, one sister, Mrs. Walter Silvia and son Donald Andrew, his step father and one step brother, Kenneth. A cousin, Mrs. Glen Cooper, where he spent almost four years when a little boy, he always called her Aunt Ruth, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, May 31, 1945, Page 6

Memorial Service Held
For Andrew Loughrey

Memorial Services were held last Sunday afternoon at the Corning Baptist Church, at 2 o’clock, in honor of Pfc. Andrew L. Loughrey, who gave his life for his country on the Island of Luzon, February 17th, 1945. Lovely flowers decorated the altar railing, behind the table on which was placed a picture of Andrew, with the American flag beneath it. Rev. Charles Colyn, of Lenox, gave a fitting memorial address in tribute to the great sacrifices he had made. Prayer was offered by Rev. A. R. Staley and music was furnished by the quartet with Maxine Narigon, Mrs. H. Thiel, John Riegl and Chester Fox singing. They were accompanied at the piano by Marian Hill. Mrs. George Coulthard and Mrs. Clarence Sprague were in charge of the floral arrangements. The American Legion was in charge of the final rites, present the flag to the mother and giving the customary military salute and taps.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, June 14, 1945, Page 6