Black Hawk County

T/5 Richard John Morgan




R. J. Morgan Services to Be Thursday

Funeral services for Tech. Fifth Grade Richard John Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Morgan, 416 River Road, will be at 1:30 p. m. at Kearns Garden Chapel, with Rev. Harley W. Farnham, pastor of Grace Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

T-5 Morgan, who fought with the 168th Infantry of the 34th Division in North Africa and Italy, was killed May 28 1944, in the drive on Rome.

He entered the army on May 28, 1941, went overseas May 1, 1942, and served in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland before embarking for North Africa.

Born Nov. 1, 1917 in Independence, Ia., he graduated from Rowley high school in 1935, and except for ten years in Illinois, he spent his entire life in Buchanan County.

Following graduation, he assisted his father on the farm, and before entering the army worked three years for the Eclipse Lumber Company in Rowley.

He was a member of the Rowley Methodist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his parents are a brother Frank, 410 River Forest road, a sister, Mrs. Lewis Hare, Aurora, and the maternal grandfather John Casteel of Independence.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, August 10, 1948, Page 12