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Military Index
for Decatur County, Iowa

Mexican War

Courtesy of Decatur County Historical Museum, Leon IA

  • Hon. Stanfield P. McNEILL, Capt. Morgan's Mounted Dragoons

  • Letters To The Folks Back Home

        Henry C. RIGGS, from El Paso TX, Feb. 1, 1847

  • Pensioners on Jan. 1, 1885 Roll
        Includes War of 1812 Veterans & Widows, Civil War Veterans & Widows, Parents of Deceased Veterans

    The Civil War

  • Decatur County's Civil War Soldiers

  • Civil War Regiments & Rosters, Decatur County, Iowa
        Chapt. 7, Howell, Prof. J. M. & Smith, Heman C., History of Decatur County and Its People. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. Chicago. 1915.

  • Jacob ROSS, Co. K, 39th IA Infantry, Grand River, Iowa

  • Letters To The Folks Back Home:

        John SELLERS, Co. D, 4th Regiment Iowa Vol. Infantry, Oct. 2, 1863

        Matthew McCLUE/McCUE, Regarding Capt. Joe WELDON, March 19, 1901

  • John B. DAVIS, Civil War Pension, 1899

    G.A.R. Posts, 1889
    Name of Post
    No. of Members
    306   Davis City   Davis City    W. H. FORTUNE   40
    410   Decatur   Decatur    J. N. REYNOLDS   21
       Henry W. Walton Post
       Garden Grove
       C. D. WHEELAND
       Post Officers, 1894
    487   John R. Andrews Post   Lamoni    E. A. STEDMAN (1909)   org. 1909
    251   Leon   Leon    C. W. BECK   77
    205   Van Wert   Van Wert    W. H. TODD   17
    426   Weldon   Weldon    J. M. WALLACE   26

  • Memorial Day Ceremonies, Garden Grove, 1894
        Honored Soldiers in Attendance     Roll of Honored Dead

  • 3rd IA Cavvalry, 1908 Reunion

    ~ Courtesy of Decatur County Historical Museum & Bob Bixby, 2013

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    Andrew Joseph "John" DETRICK, Leon IA
    3rd IA Cav.

    Iowa in the Civil War
    An IAGenWeb
    Special Project

      Off-site: 3rd Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
       John Gunter's site contains information about Decatur County Veterans of the Civil War.

    The Spanish-American War

  • Spanish-American War Veterans, Decatur County Iowa

  • Rejected Enlistees, June 24, 1898

  • 1st Lt. Edward KOONT, K.I.A., Nov. 1900, Philippine Islands

  • Letters To The Folks Back Home

        Will HAMM, from Camp Merritt, San Francisco CA, Co. K, 51st IA Inf. Vol., June 30, 1898

        Will HAMM, from Camp Merritt, San Francisco CA, Co. K, 51st IA Inf. Vol., July 14, 1898

        Stephen A. RADNICH, Troop M, 6th US Cavalry in Peking, China, May 9, 1901

  • Cpl. Seth FOSTER, Co. H, 35th US Vol. Returns Home

  • Willie W. HOLDEN, Co. I, 51st regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry

  • Ed JENNINGS, Phillipine Islands, 1904

    Occupation of Vera Cruz, 1914

  • Letters from Ray S. Parker, of Leon

    World War I

  • War Declared, April 12, 1917

  • Decatur County Chapter D.A.R. Organized, Aug. 2, 1917

  • Letters To The Folks Back Home

        Harley BULLARD, aboard USS Wyoming, Nov. 1, 1917

        Pvt. Frank CASTOR, 116 A.M.T.N., American E.F., Dec. 5, 1918

        Willard CHASTAIN, 314 Mobile Vet. Sect., American E.F., Jan. 16, 1919

        Willard CHASTAIN, Base Hospital 43, Blois, France, Jan. 16, 1919

        Forest GRIMES, U.S. Navy, Nov. 1, 1917

        Herbert HUBBARD, American Expeditionary Forces, dec. 26, 1918

        Dave McHARNESS, American E.F. 35th Div., Jan. 9, 1919

        Dave McHARNESS, American E.F. 35th Div., Feb. 21, 1919

        Earl RYAN, aboard hospital ship USS Comfort, Jan. 2, 1919

        Delayed Letters From the Front, March 13, 1924

  • RUMLEY & SEDAR, Officer's Training School, 1918

  • Pvt. William B. Spence, Distinguished Service Cross, 1919

  • Decatur County's World War I Casualties

       Decatur County Journal, World War I Casualties, Nov. 20, 1919

        Death of Pvt. Harley William DAWSON,

       Death of J. W. HONNOLD, Dec. 1918

       In Memory of George McJIMSEY, K.I.A. Oct. 26, 1918 on Battlefied in France

    Iowa in the Great War
    An IAGenWeb
    Special Project


    World War II

  • WWII Casualties, Decatur County, Iowa

        1st Lt. Bernard S. "Bunny" BLACK

        PFC David M. COX, K.I.A. Aug. 21, 1944, Italy

        Aviation Cadet Argil E. HULLINGER

        Clifford "Neil" KIRKPATRICK
        B-17 gunner, M.I.A./K.I.A. February 04, 1944

        Raymond Maurice TOMPKINS, WWII POW

  • Gale BRIGHT Home on Furlough

  • U.S.O. Drive, 1942

  • Decatur County Inductees, August 1942

  • Corp. Frase Havard, 1942

  • Keith E. Hall, 1942

  • The Grand River Local, 1942

  • Frank E. McMurtrey

        Corp. Raymond JONES, 1942

        Pvt. George R. SHORT, 1942

        Corp. Woodrow ZIMMERMAN, 1942

  • News About Decatur County's Boys, July 19, 1945

  • STANFORD Triplets Enlist, July 19, 1945

  • Decatur County WWII Clippings From Women's Auxiliary Scrapbook
        Courtesy of Decatur County Historical Society Museum

    Iowa in WWII
    An IAGenWeb
    Special Project



  • Lt. Leland Curry Dorsey, Nov. 23, 1951


    The Korean War

  • Korean War Casualties, Decatur County, Iowa

       1st Lt. Offie Lovett LEEPER, Jr., K.I.A. Sept. 28, 1951


    Vietnam War

  • Vietnam War Casualties, Decatur County, Iowa

        Sgt. Bert Austin KEELER, K.I.A. March 30, 1968, Quan Tri Province, S. Vietnam

    Gulf War & War on Terrorism

  • SSgt. Russell J. VERDUGO, 2005

  • Airman Jordan A. HOYT, 2007

    Decatur County's G.A.R., American Legion & VFW Posts

  • G.A.R. Officers, Henry W. Walton Post, Garden Grove, Feb. 1, 1894

  • Elsie (McMURTRY) UPFIELD, Van Wert Legion Auxiliary & Point LeGrove Unit #450 Garden Grove

  • John R. Andrews G.A.R. Post No. 487 Organized, Lamoni, Oct. 21, 1909

  • Jack G. Tapscott VFW Post No. 6283, Lamoni IA

    Decatur American Legion Post No. 599  Grand River Amercian Legion Post No 215
    Lamoni American Legion Post No. 51  Leon American Legion Post 80


    Soldiers Pensions

  • Pensioners of Jan. 1, 1885

  • Albert D. BULLARD, 1897

  • Grote UDELL, 1901

    Memorial Day

  • Memorial Day, Garden Grove, 1894

  • Memorial Day, Soldier's List, Garden Grove, 1894

    Decatur County's Freedom Rock
    Courtesy of the City of Leon, Leon Chamber of Commerce and Angie Jensen

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    Off-Site Links

  • World War II Soldier Search Page

  • Vietnam Virtual Wall
        Includes search engine & location of soldier's name on The Wall

    Korean War Monument & Vietnam Monument at Washington, D. C. photographs by Sharon R. Becker