Fayette County

Sgt. Robert Dale Roys

Photo: Upper Iowa University yearbook, 1945




Former Student at Upper Iowa University Loses His Life in Overseas Battle Action

Sgt Robert Dale Roys, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Roys, Arlington, was killed in action in Italy, Nov. 4, according to word received by his parents from the war department. Besides his father and mother, he is survived by his sister, Elizabeth, at Randalia, brother Bernard, and his two grandfathers, Allen Foster of Arlington and Benjamin Roys of Volga.

Sgt. Roys was a freshman at Upper Iowa University in 1939. He was a member of the national guard and went into active service in February, 1940. A memorial service is to be held at Arlington Methodist church Sunday at 2 p.m.

Source: Fayette County Leader, December 2, 1943

Note: He is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery.