Grundy County

Pfc. Arnold Gelder




Iowa Honor Roll

These Iowans, like those pictured here on previous Sundays, have given their lives for their country. They were fatally wounded in combat or died in prison camps. The fourth line under each name designates the war area in which the man last served.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, March 5, 1944 (33 photos included)

Arnold H. Gelder was born Mar. 28, 1919 to Dirk AKA Dick and Marie Dora Cornelius Gelder. He died July 22, 1943 and is buried in Wellsburg Reformed Church Cemetery, Wellsburg, IA.

Pvt. Gelder served in World War II with the U.S. Army 753rd Tank Battalion and was KIA in the North African area while serving his country.