Decatur County

Ensign Elmo Vieth Barnum




Ens. Elmo Vieth Barnum

Elmo Vieth Barnum is a commanding officer aboard a landing craft control ship. He survived six amphibious invasions during which many of his shipmates were killed. He and other survivors were awarded the Navy's second top honor, the Silver Cross. Ens. Barnum is the son of Cecil and Zora (Vieth) Barnum.

Source: Decatur County Women's Auxilary WWII Scrapbook; Submission by Decatur County Historical Museum, Leon IA, Sara Rose Joan LeFleur, June of 2016