Worth County

Died 07 Dec 1941
Forrest Perry

 

 

 

Northwood Youth Killed In Action

NORTHWOOD – Forrest Perry, son of Henry Perry of Northwood, was killed in action during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, his father was notified by the navy department this week. Perry had been in the navy two years, and visited at his home here while on furlough last summer. He is the first World war II victim in Worth county. Surviving are his father and 11 brothers and sisters. He was the youngest member of the family. (Photo courtesy Northwood Anchor)

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Thursday, December 18, 1941

Memorial Services for Forrest Perry
to Be in Northwood

NORTHWOOD – Memorial services for Forrest Herbert Perry, son of Henry Perry of Northwood, will be held in the Northwood high school auditorium Sunday afternoon beginning at 2 o’clock.

Forrest lost his life when the target ship, Utah, to which he was attached with the U. S. navy was sunk. He is the only known victim of World war II to date, from Worth county.

Gov. George A. Wilson will be the principal speaker at the services. Patriotic organizations including the Legion, Legion Auxiliary, D. A. R. and Boy and Girl Scouts will take part.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Saturday, February 07, 1942