Pottawattamie County

Pfc. Herman E. Staub


110 Iowa War Dead in Pacific Shipment

Bodies of four Pottawattamie county soldiers, including Pfc. Louis A. Profeda, former Abraham Lincoln high school football captain, are being returned from the Pacific aboard the army transport Lieutenant George W. G. Boyce, the department of the army announced Monday.

Others from this county are Pfc. Francis Dale Bird of Council Bluffs, Pfc. Clarence R. King of Carson and Pfc. Herman E. Staub of Avoca.

A total of 110 Iowa bodies are on the Boyce, which is carrying remains of 4,459 Americans who lost their lives in the Pacific campaigns. The ship is enroute to San Francisco from Manila.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding Pfc. Louis A. Profeda, Pfc. Francis Dale Bird and Pfc. Clarence R. King have been omitted but appear on their individual webpages within this site.]

Avoca Soldier

Pfc. Staub, son o Mr. and Mrs. Emil O. Staub of Avoca, was killed in action with the army in New Guinea on Jan. 15, 1943.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Sunday, May 30, 1948, Page 3