Black Hawk County

Pfc. Edward A. Schultz

 

 

 

 

FIGHTING MEN WHITESELL
AND MERCER KILLED

One on Iwo; Another on the West Front;
Six Men Are Wounded.

As Waterloo and the rest of the nation mourned its late commander-in-chief, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the impact of war was felt again in a number of homes through casualty reports of loved ones from the battlefronts.

Two were reported dead, one on Iwo Jima and one in Germany, and six wounded, all the later on the German front.

The dead:

Marine Pfc. George B. Mercer, 20, killed in action March 26, on Iwo Jima.

Pvt. Virgil Whitesell, 18, killed in action with the Ninth army in Germany, March 24.

The wounded:

Staff Sgt. Deloy L. Gabbard, on March 28.

Staff Sgt. Clarence W. Dawson, on March 29.

Sgt. Michael Zegarac, in late March.

Pfc. William S. Hayes, on March 31.

Pfc. Edward A. Schultz, on March 27.

Pfc. William J. Halterman, on April 2.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding the other soldiers have been omitted but appears on their individual webpages within this site.]


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In Third Army.

Private Schultz, 35, was wounded in action Mar. 27 in Germany, according to word received by his wife who resided at 1106 Lafayette street. He is now hospitalized in France.

A member of Patton’s Third army in the 346th infantry, Private Schultz went overseas Oct. 16, 1944. He entered service Jan. 2, 1944 before which he was employed by Artificial Ice & Fuel Co.

Three daughters, Phyllis, Shirley and Joan, live with their mother.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, April 15, 1945, Section Two, Pages 9 & 11 (photo included)