Pottawattamie County

Cpl. Elmer Reynolds


Reported Wounded in Action

Wounded in Italy are Cpl. William Felten, formerly of Council Bluffs and Elmer Reynolds. Reynolds’ brothers, Donald and Ronald, are also in Italy and brother Richard is in Hawaii.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Sunday, April 16, 1944, Page 6


Cpl. Elmer Reynolds, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll, 1223 Twenty-first avenue, was killed in action in France on Aug. 16, according to word received here. Native of Council Bluffs, he was graduated from Abraham Lincoln high school and before entering the service was a linotype operator in Chicago. He arrived in Italy in January, 1944, and was wounded on March 19, for which he received the purple heart. He has three brothers overseas, S. Sgt. Donald and Sgt. Ronald Reynolds, both with the 34th division, Cpl. Richard Reynolds in Hawaii; a sister, Mrs. George Artrburn; and two other brothers, Jack and Bobby Carroll, both of Council Bluffs.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Wednesday, September 06, 1944, Page 5

20 Southwest Iowans on Carroll Victory

Bodies of 20 southwest Iowans, including five from Pottawattamie county, have been returned to the United States from Europe aboard the army transport Carroll Victory, the department of the army announced Wednesday.

Three of the county soldiers are from Council Bluffs. They are Maj. John Robert Blaylock, son of County Auditor John F. Blaylock; Cpl. Elmer Reynolds, son of Mrs. Alice P. Carroll, 1223 Twenty-first avenue; and 2nd Lt. James J. Friend, son of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Friend, 902 Avenue F.

Killed in France.

Cpl. Reynolds, 26, was killed in action in France on Aug. 16, 1944. A native of Council Bluffs, he was a graduate of Abraham Lincoln high school. Cpl Reynolds was wounded in action in Italy on March 19, 1944, receiving the purple heart.

Surviving are his step father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll; five brothers, Donald, Ronald and Richard Reynolds, Jack and Bobby Carroll, and a sister, Mrs. George Arterburn, all of Council Bluffs. Woodring funeral home will be in charge of arrangements when the body is returned here from Kansas City, Mo.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Wednesday, October 06, 1948, Page 14

Pvt. Elmer D. Reynolds

The body of Pvt. (sic) Elmer Dale Reynolds, 26, killed-in-action Aug. 16, 1944, in southern France, will arrive here Monday morning and be taken to Woodring’s funeral home. He is the son of Mrs. Alice Pearl Carroll, 1223 Twenty-first avenue.

Funeral will be Monday at 3:30 p. m. at Woodring’s chapel, the Rev. R. F. Howard of Bethany Presbyterian church officiating. Military rites will be held at Walnut Hill cemetery.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Saturday, October 30, 1948, Page 13