Plymouth County

Pvt. George Rickabaugh






Mr. and Mrs. Pat Rickabaugh have received word from their son, George Rickabaugh, a member of the United States Marines, who is now recovering from malaria fever in a U. S. Navy hospital at San Diego.  This is Pvt. Rickabaugh’s second malaria attack, while on duty in the Southwest Pacific war theater and he states that he is “back in the States and on the road to recovery.”

Source:  The LeMars Globe-Post, May 27, 1943


Pvt. George Rickabaugh, U.S. Marines, left Saturday morning for the Navy hospital at San Diego, Cal., for a physical recheck. Pvt. Rickabaugh has been spending a 30-day furlough in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Rickabaugh.

Source: The LeMars Globe-Post, July 29, 1943


Dale Rickabaugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Rickabaugh, left last week for San Diego, Calif., to take his boot training at the Naval training station. He notified his parents Monday that he had arrived at the station.
Mr. and Mrs. Rickabaugh have three sons already in service. Max Rickabaugh is in the Navy at the air base at San Diego, Calif., and is an aviation ordinance man second class. Private George Rickabaugh is at the San Diego Naval hospital. Staff Sergeant Jack Rickabaugh is in the Fifth Army somewhere in Italy. He was a member of Company K and left for service with the first contingent for camp and has been overseas since February, 1942.

Source: LeMars Sentinel, July 18, 1944