Decatur County


Sgt. Charles A. Hamilton




Mr. and Mrs. James Hamilton received a letter from their son, Sgt. Clair Hamilton, who is with the 34th division in Italy, stating he had been in Rome and was feeling fine.

They also received a letter Saturday from their son, Sgt. Charles Hamilton, who is in New Guinea saying he was in the combat area now and had his fox hole dug. He is a cook.

Source: Leon Journal-Reporter, July 13, 1944 and Decatur County Women's Auxilary WWII Scrapbook; Submission by Decatur County Historical Museum, Leon IA, Sara Rose Joan LeFleur, June of 2016 

Charles A. Hamilton was born Nov. 8, 1915 to James Francis and May A. Linstrom Hamilton. He died Feb. 28, 1945 and is buried in the IOOF Cemetery, Davis City, IA.

Sgt. Hamilton served in World War II with the U.S. Army 80th Field Artillery and was KIA on Luzon, Philippine Islands.