Guthrie County

Sgt. Stewart Pennington



[Text under his photograph]
Pictured here is Stewart Pennington, who has been reported as missing in action by government officials at Washington D.C.

Pennington was stationed on the Philippine Islands with the United States army.  His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Pennington, had received no word from him since last July, until Tuesday when they received a wire from Washington.

He enlisted about 18 months ago from Bayard and had been at Fort McKinley most of the time since.  He was 25 years old. His parents lived in Bayard until recently when they moved to Burlington.

Pennington is the third Guthrie county man to be reported missing since the war started December 7, 1941, but he is the first from the north half of the county.

Source: The Bayard News (Bayard, Iowa), Thursday, May 28, 1942 (photo included)

Stewart Richard Pennington was born Dec. 16, 1916 to Richard and Breta Mae Shivers Pennington. He died May 31, 1942 and is buried in Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Sgt. Pennington served in World War II with the U.S. Army 31st Infantry Regiment and became a POW on Luzon, Philippine Islands and died as a POW.