*last update 7/13/2022

Military Involvement


Servicemen - R surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
Rechtenbach, LeRoy Lewis     X
Roland, John William X    

Robert Donald Rectenbaugh was born Dec. 31, 1927 to Albert Wilbur and Fairy Onia Perkins Rectenbaugh. He died May 10, 2015 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Creston, IA

Senior Chief Rectenbaugh served with the U.S. Navy in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He retired after 24 years in the Navy and continued to serve his country by working as a civil servant for 20 years at the Navy Public Works Center in Norfolk, VA.

Source: ancestry.com

Merrill Dean Rowland was born Jan. 5, 1927 to Arthur John and Mary Phyllis Sparr Rowland. He died Apr. 19, 1946 and is buried in Cromwell Cemetery, Cromwell, IA.

Petty Officer Rowland served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Virgo (AKA-20).

Source: ancestry.com

ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, May 2020; updated Jul 2022



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