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Rex Wade, First Lieut. (1943)


Posted By: Treva Patterson (email)
Date: 6/17/2007 at 16:11:08

Winterset Madisonian-Winterset, Iowa
December 20, 1943


Both Reported Killed While Fighting Germans on Western Front

The lives of two more Madison county soldiers have been spent upon the field of battle according to information made public within the last week. They are:
First Lieut. Rex Wade of Winterset,
Corp. Clyde Lull of Patterson.

Lieutenant Wade was wounded in action in France Dec. 1 and died of those wounds four days later. The telegram reporting his wounds was received Dec. 16 by his wife, who is living in Oskaloosa and this Monday she received word of his death.

Lieutenant Wade was 24 years of age, the son of Mrs. L. L. Wade of Winterset who is deputy county recorder. She is at present convalescing from an operation in a Kansas City, Mo., hospital.

The young officer was widely known in Winterset, where he was reared. He attended the Winterset high school, graduating with the class of 1937. In school he was an outstanding athlete, playing four years of football and serving as captain of the team.

He attended Grinnell college at Grinnell and then went to California where he enlisted in the state guard and was called into service when those forces were mobilized, prior to the outbreak of war.

He was soon transferred to officer's training school and graduated with a commission as a second lieutenant. He served for about two years on the staff of the officer's training school at Ft. Benning and was shipped overseas this fall.

Lieutenant Wade was married to the former Mary Evelyn Witt of Oskaloosa, a teacher in the Winterset schools. They have one child, a daughter, Patricia Ann.

Lieutenant Wade was serving with the American Third army in France.

(obituary of Clyde Lull and of Ben Kiddoo, Jr. follows)


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