Black Hawk County

Sgt. Everette L. Myers




Sgt. Everette Myers Killed

Sgt. Everette L. Myers was killed in action Nov. 19 in Germany, a war department telegram Friday informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney D. Myers, 314 State street.

Sergeant Myers entered service May 5, 1941, received his basic training at Ft. Lewis, Wash., and his gunnery training at Ft. Knox, Ky.

He left for overseas duty in November, 1943, and served in England, France and Belgium before being transferred to Germany. He was awarded a distinguished unit badge and was cited for his individual action on D-day.

Born Mar. 24, 1917, in Waterloo, the son of Sidney D. and Mamie Salisbury Myers, He attended East junior high school here.

Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Earnie Arnold, 1500 Hawthorne avenue, Mrs. Joseph Myers, and Bonnie Jean, 9, at home, and one brother, Ellwood, 13, at home.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Friday, December 08, 1944, Page 3  (photo included)

Service News

The Bronze Star medal has been posthumously awarded Tech. 4th Gr. Everette L. Myers, for “meritorious achievement and service from June 19 to Nov. 15 in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany,” it was announced Tuesday in an official release.

T-4 Myers was killed in action Nov. 19, 1944 in Germany while serving with the 743rd tank battalion.

“On many occasions he went forward through heavy enemy fire to repair guns in the front lines and distinguished himself by outstanding performance of duty as an artillery mechanic during a long and difficult period of military operations,” the citation accompanying the award stated.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney D. Myers, 314 State street.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, May 15, 1945, Page 3

Sgt. Myers is buried in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.