Pottawattamie County

Vernon Gerard Pettie



Ship’s cook 2/c  Vernon Gerard Pettie has been reported killed in action while serving with the army in the Philippines April 8, according to word received from the war department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney R. Pettie, 1244 Fairmount avenue. A graduate of Abraham Lincoln high school, he was employed by the Union Pacific railroad until his enlistment in 1942. He had been overseas approximately four months. Besides his parents, he is survived by his widow, Clara, and six-months-old daughter, Patricia, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two brothers, 1st Lt. Daniel G. Pettie, who is with the air force in Europe, and Sidney J. Pettie at home.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, April 17, 1945


Seaman 2/c Vernon G. Pettie

The body of Seaman 2/c Vernon G. Pettie is being returned from Manila aboard the U. S. army transport Dalton Victory for burial at Fort Snelling National cemetery at Fort Snelling, Minn., according to a report from the department of the army Saturday.

His next of kin is listed as Mrs. Adaline Pettie, 108 West Broadway.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Sunday, August 15, 1948, Page 8