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RAUM, Charles E. 1915-1943

RAUM

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/5/2017 at 14:50:39

Reinbeck, Ia.--Word was received Wednesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Herman Frahm, south of Reinbeck, of the death of Charles Raum, 28, brother of Mrs. Frahm, and son of Mrs. Claus Raum, who is living in the Frahm home.

Word received from the war department stated that he died of wounds received while fighting and serving his country in line of duty in the southwest Pacific area, Jan. 1, 1943.

Charles Raum was born on the old Raum farm three miles south of Reinbeck. He attended Reinbeck high school, and then went to Hazelton, S.D., with his parents. There he graduated from the high school.

Entered Army in 1941
Thru the selective service he entered the service of his country April 1, 1941. He was sent out of this country in January, 1942, being one of the first group to leave after Pearl Harbor. He was rated as a machine gunner.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Tom Carroll, Genoa, Ill.; Mrs. Jack McCrary, Gladbrook; Mrs. Emma Byrnes, Reinbeck; and Mrs. Herman Frahm, Gladbrook; and six brothers, Carl, Traer; Raymond, Glenwood; Albert, Reinbeck; Irvin and Verne, Geneo, Ill.; and Leroy, Gladbrook.

--Waterloo Daily Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 5 February 1943, pg 6

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Reinbeck Soldier Killed In Action

Charles Raum, who was born and raised on a farm three miles south of Reinbeck in Tama county, died from wounds he received in battle against the Japs in the Southwest Pacific. Death came on January 1st.

The mother, Mrs. Claus Raum, who is making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Herman Frahm, received the message from the war department Wednesday evening announcing the death of her son.

Charles Raum was 26 years old. He entered the army under the selective draft April 1, 1941.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 February 1943, pg 7

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Reinbeck Man Killed In Action In South Pacific

Charles Raum, who resided on a farm a short distance south of Reinbeck in Tama county, was killed in action in the South Pacific. His mother, Mrs. Minnie Raum, received a message from the war department advising her of the misfortune that came to her son.

Charles Raum comes from a large family who lived in the Amity neighborhood for several years. He entered the army thru the Selective draft in Tama county. The father died several years ago. The mother is making her home with a daughter south of Reinbeck.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 March 1943, pg 1


 

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