Hamilton County


Melvin Arnold McCollough




4 sons of Ralph and Marie Pinkele McCollough served in the U.S. Army in World War II. They are Melvin Arnold, Carl Arthur, Lyle Oscar and Albert Alvin.

Albert Alvin was a squad leader with Co. E, 133 Inf. "Red Bull Division." They were in the Rome-Arno Campaign where he was wounded Sept. 18, 1944 (in Italy). He received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for that campaign.

Younger brother, Thyrol Ralph also served in the U.S. Army. *YOUNGEST BROTHER, GALE D. ALSO SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMY.

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - May 16, 1945