Buena Vista County

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Osceola County

Pvt. Ronald Pepper




Sibley, Iowa:

News reached Sibley of the death of Pvt. Ronald Pepper, 20, former Sibley truck driver. Pepper was inducted from Sibley October 1, 1942, at the same time William Frick from Sibley entered the service. The two men took their basic training together at Camp Roberts, Cal., and left for overseas April 1, 1943, Pvt. Pepper was killed in action while fighting with the field artillery in France. His parents, who formerly lived at Alta, now reside in California. Pvt. William Frick, former deputy auditor of Osceola County, has been wounded and has been awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, August 18, 1944

Ronald Alfred Pepper was born Jan. 23, 1924 to Alfred and Lola Hadden Pepper. He died July 12, 1944 and is buried in Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France.

Pvt. Pepper served with the U.S. Army 116th Infantry, 29th Division in World War II and was MIA/KIA in the Battle of St Lo, France and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com