Adams County

Pfc. Oren E. Ridnour


Pfc. Oren E. Ridnour
Killed In Normandy

Mr. and Mrs. John Ridnour, south of Corning on the Taylor county line, received a message last Thursday, July 27th, telling the sad news of the death of their son, Pfc. Oren Ellis (sic) Ridnour. He was killed in action, in France, on June 30th. Pfc. Ridnour was 36 years of age, entered the service in 1942, and left for overseas duty in August, 1943.

He received his initial training at Camp Polk, and left from Indiantown Gap, Penn. He has two brothers in the service, S. Sgt. Ralph Ridnour, member of a ground crew at Waco, Texas, and Pvt. Orville Ridnour, in Radio school at Camp Roberts, Calif.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, August 03, 1944, Page 1