Decatur County

Pvt. James H. Duffield


Pvt. James Duffield, of Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi, concluded a furlough visit here Monday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo W. [and Louise] Duffield, of near Leon.

Source: The Leon Journal-Reporter, June 1944 (photo included)

NOTE: Pfc. James H. Duffield was born December 25, 1925 at Garden Grove. He enlisted at Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, on December 23, 1943, and served with the 291st Infantry, 75th Infantry Division. Pfc. Duffield was killed in action on January 15, 1945. He was interred at Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Iowa.

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