Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, January 16, 1944

Four Mothers Are Given Gold Stars

Four navy mothers of Council Bluffs were awarded gold stars in honor of their sons who died in action at a special ceremony of the Bert Eugene McKeenan Navy Mothers Club of America Wednesday.

Those awarded gold stars were: Mrs. Mae McKeenan, 511 Stutsman street, in honor of Bert Eugene McKeenan; Mrs. Florence Edmundson, 1707 North Broadway, in honor of Bill Edmundson; Mrs. Flora Field, 1204 North Twenty-ninth street, in honor of John Field; and Mrs. Myrtle Ellsworth, 2120 Avenue B, in honor of Dale Ellsworth.

The presentations were made by Mrs. C. P. Kildahl, national commander, of Omaha

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, January 16, 1944, Page 11