Dickinson County

Pfc. Kenneth W. McCoy


Former Terril Boy Killed on Okinawa

Mr. and Mrs. Orph McCoy of Clarkfield Minnesota formerly of Terril have received word of the death of their son, Pfc. Kenneth W. McCoy. He was killed the 23rd of May on Okinawa. Kenneth was with the 165 Infantry and had been in Okinawa about two months.

Kenneth entered service in September, 1944 and received his basic training at Camp Hood, Texas. He was home in January 1945 and then went to Fort. Ord, California, where he was sent overseas.

Kenneth is survived by his parents, four sisters, Mrs. Darrell Cushman of Dickens, Lucille, Coleen and July at home; four brothers, Leland, who leaves for service the 6th of July, Dale, Duane and Delbert at home. He also leaves one nephew, Larry Cushman and one niece, Sheryl Cushman, besides many other relatives and friends.

Kenneth was born April 3, 1923 at Terril and graduated from the local school with the class of 1940.

Memorial services will be held next Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m. at the Methodist church in Clarkfield.

Source: The Terril Record, Terril, Iowa, Thursday, July 5, 1945, Page 1 (photo included)