Appanoose County

Sgt. Delmar Rock




Iowa’s World War II Honor Roll

These Iowans, like the ones pictured in this section last Sunday, have given their lives for their country. They came from all sections of the state, from all walks of life, and they rest today in strange and far away but never-to-be forgotten places. The final line beneath each photograph tells the geographical area in which the man was serving. Additional pictures of Iowans who have been killed in combat will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 12, 1943 (photo included)

Delmar J. Rock was born to Joseph and Katy Rock. He died Dec. 1, 1942 and is buried in the North American American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia.

Sgt. Rock served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II with the 37th Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group (M). He was KIA and awarded the Purple Heart.