Audubon County

Elmer Christiansen



Iowa’s Honor Roll

Here are more Iowans who have been killed in action. The final line beneath each picture gives the geographical location in which the man was serving. Additional Honor Roll pictures will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 19, 1943 (photo included)

Peter Elmer AKA Elmer Christiansen was born Sept. 9, 1918 to Christian T. and Emma Larsen Christiansen. He died Nov. 30, 1942 and is buried in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Kimballton, IA and memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Petty Officer Christiansen served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS New Orleans (CA-32) and was MIA/FOD/KIA in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific. He was awarded the Purple Heart.