Palo Alto County

Sgt. Robert J. Kliegl

 

 

The Associated Press report, issued under a Washington dateline, follows:

Eleven of the men, including one officer, were killed in Africa and two were killed in the southwest Pacific.

Following is the list of Iowans killed in Africa:

Capt. Edwin C. Novak, mother, Mrs. Mary F. M Novak (1035 Second street SE) Cedar Rapids;
Sgt. Otto P. Boettcher, mother, Mrs. Emma A. Boettcher, Storm Lake;
Pvt. Leland P. Christensen, mother, Mrs. Edith M. Christensen (1508 S. Maple) Sioux City;
Sgt. Noah J. Davis, wife, Mrs. Frances K. Davis, route 3, Centerville;
Sgt. Paul M. Denison, father, George E. Denison, route 3, Atlantic;
Pfc. Melvin J. Goecke (615 N. Eighth street), Estherville;
Sgt. Stanford S. Johnston, wife, Mrs. Doris S. Johnston, Box 3, Bridgewater;
Sgt. Robert J. Kliegl, route 1, Osgood;
Corp. Henry F. Ohlendorf, father, Henry H. Ohlendorf, route 1, Marcus; Corp. Ben B. Sanford, father, Wilford A. Sanford (29 Fifth street) Oelwein;
Sgt. Leon D. Stipe, mother, Mrs. Mabel Stipe, Clarinda.

Killed in the southwest Pacific:

Donald J. Carpenter, mother, Mrs. Hilda M. Carpenter, route 2, Estherville;

The War Department’s national list also included Pvt. Harold J. Doecher of Beemer, Neb., whose mother’s address is route 1, Beemer.  He was killed in Africa.

Source:  Carroll Times, Monday, January 4, 1943

Robert James Kliegl was born Jun 27, 1915 to John Adam and Margaret Ann Conway Kliegl. He died Nov. 8, 1924 and is buried in Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg, IA.

Sgt. Kliegl served in World Wr II with the U.S. Army 168th Infantry, 34th Division and was KIA in Algeria.

Source: ancestry.com