Black Hawk County

Pfc. Clyde L. Stitt

 

 

 

A promotion from private first class to corporal has been received by Clyde L. Stitt, formerly of Waterloo, now at Fort Jackson, S. C.  Coporal Stitt, who entered service March 9, 1943, was employed by the Hoxie Fruit Company.  His wife and year-old daughter, Sandra Kay, reside at 710 Independence avenue.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, June 3, 1943

Sgt. Clyde Stitt, recently promoted from corporal at Fort Jackson, S.C., is visiting his wife and children, Sandra Kay and Steven Wesley, at 710 Independence avenue, and his mother, Mrs. Etta Stitt, 124 East Fifth street. He returns to Fort Jackson, Jan. 8.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, January 4, 1944 (photo included)

One Killed, Five Missing in Action in European theater of operations

War casualty lists mounted Friday in Waterloo with reports that five soldiers were missing in action and another had been killed in the European theater. The news sent the toll to 12 in two days, six having been reported missing Thursday.

Friday’s reported casualties were:
KILLED.
Pfc. Harold E. Waltemeyer, 20.
MISSING.
Staff Sgt. Clinton H. McKinney, 20.
Pfc. Robert E. Sackett, 32.
Sgt. T. Wayne Black, 24.
Sgt. Elmer J. Mormann, 26.
Pfc. Clyde L. Stitt, 22.

Sgt. Mormann and Private Stitt were reported as missing since Dec. 21, the other three since Dec. 16.

Private Stitt was reported missing in a telegram from the War Department received Friday morning by his wife, Fonda Mae, who resides with her daughter and son at 710 Independence avenue.

A former employee of Hoxie Fruit Co. here, he entered the service in March, 1943, trained at Fort Jackson, S. C., and Camp Atterbury, Ind. He left for overseas duty in October, 1944, and in a letter from him written Dec. 12, he was in Belgium.

He is the son of Mrs. Etta Stitt, 124 East Fifth street.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, January 12, 1945 (photo included)

Pfc. Clyde Stitt has arrived home to spend a 60-day furlough with his wife and two children who reside at 710 Independence avenue. He was awarded the combat infantryman’s badge and holds two battle stars.  Private Stitt is also visiting his mother, Mrs. Etta Stitt, 124 ½ East Fifth street, and his father, Francis Stitt, 225 ½ Elm street.  Before entering the service, Private Stitt was employed by the Hoxie Fruit Company.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, June 13, 1945 (photo included)