Hamilton County

Richard P. Philbrook, F1-c






According to word received by the Freeman-Journal from the U. S. Naval special hospital, Sun Valley, Idaho, Richard Philbrook, F 1-c, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Philbrook now reside in Fort Dodge, has been awarded the purple heart for wounds received during the Okinawa campaign.

Philbrook, a graduate of Kamrar high school in 1943, was wounded when a Jap suicide plane struck his battleship off the coast of Okinawa April 12. A veteran of nearly two years’ service, Philbrook saw 15 months of overseas duty, participating in the Saipan, Guam, Titian, Palau, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns.

In addition to the purple heart he wears the Philippines liberation ribbon with two stars, the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with five stars and the American theater ribbon.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Sept. 11, 1945


Richard Philip Philbrook was born Aug. 26, 1924 to Albert Clarence and Eunice Irene Cornett Coslow Philbrook.

Sources: Daily Freeman Journal and ancestry.com