Black Hawk County

Pvt. Richard D. White




Service News

Pvt. Richard D. White, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. White, 2614 Kenyon avenue, has arrived safely in southern France, his parents learned here Thursday. He trained with the infantry at Camp Gruber, Okla., before going overseas. His brother, Raymond B. White, whose wife resided at 1801 Locke avenue, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, January 11, 1945, Page 7

One Killed, Another Is Missing

Added to the casualty lists Tuesday was one Waterloo man killed and a former resident missing in action.

Pvt. Richard D. White, 36, was killed in France, and Tech. 5th Gr. Manus O. Jones is listed as missing in Germany.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding Tech5 Jones has been omitted but may be found on his individual webpage within this site.]

Pvt. Richard D. White, Waterloo, one of four sons of Mr. and Mrs. James W. White, 2614 Kenyon avenue, who are in service, was killed in action Jan. 6 while serving with the infantry in France.

A telegram had been received Tuesday by his wife, Lucille, who, with their three children, Janet Rae, four years old, James Richard, three years old, and Harold John, six weeks old, reside in Monticello, Ia.

Private White, a former employe (sic) of the John Deere Tractor Co., entered service in May, 1944, trained at Camp Gruber, Okla., and went overseas shortly after visiting here in October.

Private White was born at Anamosa, Ia., July 26, 1918, and resided there until moving to Waterloo with his parents in 1928. He attended West side schools. On Oct. 15, 1939, he married Lucille Deidiker of Monticello, Ia.

His brothers, Marine Staff Sgt. Scottie, stationed at Camp Lejeune, N. C., and Dale Robert, seaman first class, stationed at Washington, D. C., are here now and Cpl. Raymond is expected to arrive soon from Ft. Lewis, Wash. Another brother, Fred W. White, resides at 1725 Easton avenue.

Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Ray L. Irons, 38 Garden avenue, Mrs. Frank Graves, Ionia, Ia., Mrs. William McMurrin, Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Mrs. Ernest Sanoica, Hartford, Wis.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, January 30, 1945, Page 1 (photo included)

Service News

Pvt. Richard D. White has posthumously been awarded the Silver Star in the 232nd infantry regiment of the Rainbow division for gallantry in action, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James White, 2614 Kenyon avenue.

Private White was killed in Germany (sic, France) while fighting with his platoon to disperse an enemy assault. His wife, Mrs. Lucille M. White, a daughter, Janet, 3, and two sons, James, 4, and Harold 4 months, reside in Monticello, Ia.

Before entering the service Private White resided in Waterloo and was an employe (sic) of the John Deere Tractor Co.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Friday, May 11, 1945, Page 3