Woodbury County

Hubert Cochran




Services Honor Corporal Killed in Italian Area

Memorial services were held Sunday morning at Whitfield Methodist church for Corporal Gordon W. Cochran, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cochran, 2012 W. Palmer Avenue, who was reported, killed in action February 10 somewhere in Italy.

Rev. Harry M. Burns, pastor, officiated at the services. “Corporal Cochran,” said the pastor in speaking of the youth’s sacrifice, “gave his all to save womanhood, manhood and children from slavery and barbarism.”

A member of the Sioux City unit, 133d infantry, of the National Guard, the young corporal served a total of seven years in uniform and had been in action four months until he was killed. He was born March 16, 1918, at Wagner, S.D. and came to Sioux City with his parents when two years of age. He was educated in public schools here. A brother, Hubert Cochran, is in the navy stationed at San Francisco.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, March 27, 1944