Linn County

Cpl. Charles J. McNulty




News of . . . . .

Cpl. Charles J. McNulty is now performing occupational duties in Germany. McNulty is a member of the veteran 17th airborne division of the 15th army.  This unit participated in airborne divisions across the Rhine and captured Nazi diplomat Von Fapen during the action in the Ruhr valley pocket.

For his heroic action under fire during the Battle of the Belgium Bulge, McNulty was awarded the Bronze Star medal and the Combat Infantryman’s badge.

Cpl. McNulty was employed by the Iowa Manufacturing Company prior to entering the service. His wife and son are living at 2015 Bever avenue SE.

Source: Cedar Rapids Tribune, June 21, 1945