Guthrie County

Cpl. Cleo Kathman




Cpl. Cleo Kathman, a former resident of Bayard and more recently from Carpinteria, California, has been reported missing in action in North Africa since Feb. 15. He brings Bayard’s toll of missing or killed in this war to three.  Stewart Pennington and Gerald Grove were reported earlier.

Kathman was born in Bayard and attended the Bayard schools until in his senior year in high school when he and his family moved to California.  He would have graduated with the Class of 1937 had he stayed. He was active in glee club and took part in the school operetta and was an outstanding student.

Source:  The Bayard News, March 25, 1943 (photo included)