Pottawattamie County

Pfc. Kenneth H. Thomas


Return Bodies of Bluffs Men

Glaze, Thomas Both Killed in North Africa

Bodies of two Council Bluffs men, killed in action with the Rangers in North Africa on Nov. 22, 1942, are being returned to the United States aboard the army transport Barney Kirschbaum.

Sgt. Keith F. Glaze, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Glaze, 1414 Third avenue, and Pfc. Kenneth H. Thomas, son of Mrs. Mary A. Downen, 2230 South Fifteenth street, were both members of the Iowa National Guard.

Keith was assigned to a Council Bluffs unit and served with the guard at Camp Claiborne, La., before going overseas. Kenneth joined Company I, 168th infantry, at Glenwood, in 1940. They both volunteered for commando service and were assigned to Ranger battalions for the North African invasion.

Cutler’s funeral home will be in charge of the Glaze funeral. Born in Council Bluffs, Sgt. Glaze graduated from Thomas Jefferson high school in 1940. His parents and a brother, Kenneth Glaze of Inglewood, Calif., survive.

Pfc. Thomas’ body will be shipped to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for burial in the national cemetery there.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Saturday, May 14, 1948, Page 8