Linn County

George DeVore, S2/c

Iowa Honor Roll

Like the men pictured here on previous Sundays, these Iowans have given their lives for their country.  Each one was either killed in action or died in prison camp. The fourth line under each picture gives the area in which the man last served. The list will be continued in future weeks.

Source: The Des Moines Sunday Register, March 12, 1944 (photos included)

George Robert DeVore was born May 26, 1922 to Leonard Emerson and Maud M. Larue DeVore. He died Feb. 18, 1942 (at sea) and is buried in Overman Cemetery, Atalissa, IA.

Petty Officer DeVore served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Truxtan (DD-229) which ran aground “in a howling gale” near Newfoundland and broke up almost immediately and lost 110 members of her crew to the elements. He was KIA in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country.