Decatur County

Cpl. Orville Edwin Spicer






Orville Edwin Spicer, born February 10, 1910 in Leon, Iowa. Educated in Leon and Decatur County Rural Schools, inducted Dec. 14, 1942 at Camp Dodge. He was stationed at Camp Haan and Camp Irwin, California. – of the Anti-Aircraft division of the Army. Promoted to PFC in February 1943, Corporal August 1943. Injured by an army truck accident Jan. 10, 1944 and entered Army Airfield Hospital, Victorville, California.

Corporal Spicer’s next of kin is his wife, Rowena, and his parents are Rollie L. Spicer and Iola Main Spicer.

Source: Decatur County Women's Auxilary WWII Scrapbook; Submission by Decatur County Historical Museum, Leon IA, Sara Rose Joan LeFleur, June of 2016 (photo included)