Woodbury County

Pvt. Laverne L. Robinson




Pvt. Laverne L. Robinson of Sioux City has been wounded in action in Europe, according to an Associated Press report.  Pvt. Robinson’s name was not listed in the city directory nor in the telephone directory.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 16, 1945

NOTE: More research has been done since this news item mentioned that Pvt.Robinson's name was not found in the City Directory.

Iowa Birth Index
Name: Laverne Lathen Robinson
Born: 7 Aug 1923, Sioux City, Iowa
Father’s Name:  Charles Lathen Robinson
Mother’s Name: Nellie Jane Walden
FHL Film: 1451576

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name:  Laverne L. Robinson
Birth Year:  1923
State:  Iowa
County: Woodbury
Enlistment Date:  1 Jul 1942
Enlistment State:  Iowa
Enlistment City:  Fort Des Moines
Branch:  Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private  
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation:  Apprentices to other trades
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 70
Weight: 152

U.S. Military Veteran Headstone Application
Name:  Robinson, Laverne L., Pvt. USAGF
State:  Iowa
U.S. Regiment: Co. C, 378th Inf., 95th Div.
Date of Birth: 7 Aug 1923
Date of Death: 2 Dec 1944
Cemetery Name:  Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa
Applicant: Nellie Barber
Applicant Address:  1108 7th St., Sioux City, Iowa
Date of Application: 1 Oct 1948
Marker Ordered:  4 Nov 1948

Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa
Source: Find A Grave
Name:  Laverne L. Robinson
Born: unknown
Death: unknown
Note:  A flag honoring this veteran is included in Memorial Park’s Avenue of Flags.
Additional Note: There is no marker photograph on the FAG website.