Fayette County

S/Sgt. Paul Roepke



Here are more Iowans who have been killed in action. The final line beneath each picture gives the geographical location in which the man was killed. Additional Honor Roll pictures will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The  Des Moines Register, Sunday, January 2, 1944  (photo included)

Paul Julius Martin Roepke was born July 30, 1918 to William Edward and Caroline Otilia Haak Roepke. He died July 11, 1943 and is buried in Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy.

Sgt. Roepke served in World War II with the U.S. Army 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and was KIA in Sicily. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com