Black Hawk County

Pvt. Herbert H. Pelton




Purple Heart To Seven
Waterloo War Casualties

Three Posthumous Awards Are Among
Those Given to Fighting Men.

The Purple Heart has been awarded to the seven following Waterloo men:

Pfc. Melvin Staley (posthumous award)
Sgt. Bert L. Cook (posthumous award)
Pvt. Clifford A. Flanders (posthumous award)
Staff Sgt. Harold L. Morrison
Pvt. Herbert H. Pelton
Pvt. William J. Kriens
and, Melvin L. Smelser, seaman second class.

Pelton Wounded Dec. 16.

Pvt. Herbert H. Pelton, son of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Pelton, 1110 Virginia street, has been presented the Purple Heart medal for injuries suffered Dec. 16 while in action with the infantry in Germany. He is in France. He entered service three years ago and has been overseas since June, 1944.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, February 04, 1945, Page 3