Leo Waddle


Body of Vinton Hero To Be Returned Home

Vinton, May 18 - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waddle of this city have been notified by the war department that the body of their son, Leo Waddle, would arrive in New York from France about May 21. From there it will be brought to Vinton and will be given a military burial under the direction of George G. Luckey Post, American Legion. Leo Waddle died December 5, 1918, in a hospital in France, and was buried at Toul. His body will be the first of the Vinton boys who died in France to be returned home. As soon as definite news is received as to the time the body will arrive in Vinton, arrangements will be made for the funeral, in which the whole community will join in paying tribute to this young man who died in the service of his country.

~source: Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette May 18, 1921


-transcribed and Submitted by Sharyl Ferrall
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Allamakee, Clayton, Winnebago counties
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator