Polk County

Pvt. Ross L. Proudfit



These Iowans, like those pictured in this section in previous weeks, have given their lives for their country. All have been killed in combat or have died in prison camps. The fourth line under each name shows where the man last served.

Source: The  Des Moines Register, Sunday, April 30, 1944  (photo included)

Ross Lilburn Proudfit was born Dec. 3, 1922 to John H. and Grace G. Campbell Proudfit. He died Jan. 31, 1943 is buried in North Africa American Cemetery, Tunis, Tunisia.

Pvt. Proudfit served in World War II with the U.S. Army Infantry, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division and was KIA in Tunisia, North Africa. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com